|About||A Sri Lankan family owned business offering Single Estate Tea. Hand plucked, ethically produced and packed at source at Greenwood Tea Factory, Nawalapitiya, Sri Lanka.|
|Mission||To bring clean, pure and fair tea to our clients through an ethical business operation while uplifting livelihoods of people in our plantation and small holding suppliers.|
We are growers & producers of Ceylon Black Tea, located in Nawalapitiya, in this beautiful tropical island of Sri Lanka. Our produce belongs to Western Medium Ceylon Tea Category. Greenwood Tea Garden was established in 1890 and Greenwood Tea Factory have been commissioned in 1925.
Our primary business model has been producing tea to the Colombo Tea Auction. We supply our teas in bulk through three top list tea brokers. They inspect and catalogue our teas and present it to Colombo Tea Auction, the largest of its kind in the world. However, to strategically expand our business and to get align with global trends we are also focusing on retail sales by introducing a special range of our teas globally, with a mission to let the global tea aficionados to experience the unique unblended taste of garden fresh, single estate, Ceylon Teas.
The history of GREENWOOD dates back to 1850’s, where the early British planters established a coffee plantation in a mountainous land in the western region of the central Kandyan hills. When the coffee industry was hit by 'Hemileia vastatrix' or 'Devastating Emily' as nicknamed, the decease that almost forced estates to go for alternative crops in the late 19th century, GREENWOOD was also been converted into a lush Tea fields, in the 1890s. The current Tea Factory was commissioned in 1925 and had been managed by both foreign and Local companies time to time, until late local entrepreneur and philanthropist A.W.M. Ukkubanda acquired both the plantation and the factory in 1968.
Since then, for almost a half a century, GREENWOOD has been managed by the Bandara family and currently by the second and third generations.
Our goal is to help local communities to enhance their livelihoods by maximizing earnings to retain within the producing region. Green leaves for our teas are sourced from our own tea gardens and from over 1500 tiny tea gardens of small tea growers in Nawalapitiya of 'Western Medium-Kandy' tea region.
Cautiously selected green
• 1st Runner-up | Presidential Awards 1995
Best Mid-Country Tea Factory & Estate
• ★ Rating in Quality Management System
• HACCP SLS 1266:2005
• Ceylon | Western Medium Regional | Single Estate | Orthodox
Whole Leaf Grades : OP, OPA, OP1
Broken Leaf Grades : FP, FBOP, BOP, BOPF, DUST1
• GREEN TEA : Gunpowder, Young Hyson
• WHITE TEA : Golden Tips, Silver Tips
• Ceylon Spices
Black Pepper, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Cinnamon,