Black Tea

"Our mission is to produce and market high quality pure Ceylon black tea that will delight our customers"

Talawakelle Tea Estates, one of the finest black tea manufacturers in Sri Lanka, provides perfect-tasting pure Ceylon black tea experience with the best chosen tea leaves. We produce two categories of high-quality Black teas in sixteen tea gardens located in Sri Lanka's (formerly Ceylon) best tea-growing areas. The Dimbula Valley located in the central part of Sri Lanka is home to twelve tea estates from the foothills of the famous Great Western Mountian range all the way to the boarders of Horton plains in Nanuoya which produce high grown Dimbula teas while the remaining five tea estates are spread into two agro-districts of the South, produce low grown leafy grades known as Ruhuna Teas

  Dimbula Tea  

Spread warmth & cheer

Known for its bright, brisk and flavoury taste, Dimbula Tea is all about coming together over a warm cup of finest Ceylon tea. The aroma and taste of Dimbula tea helps you spread warmth and cheer. Our tea estates are situated at elevations of 1,100 to 1,550 meters above sea level. The climatic changes experienced post-Christmas season as the cool-dry weather coupled with clear blue skies during the day and cold winds that blow through the nights help in producing a range of teas from full bodied to light and delicate. Biological changes in the tea bushes during January to April period, bringing forth larger than average tea leaves adding unique Dimbula flavour found nowhere else in Sri Lanka or in the world.

  • Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP)

    Neat in Style and medium sized hard leaf devoid of fine particles and fibre, bring out a great balance of taste and strength

  • Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning (BOPF)

    Neat and clean, smaller in size than BOP. Tastes stronger whilst retaining all other characteristics.

  • Pekoe (PEK)

    Largest particle in Rotor vane manufacture, neat leaf with a fair twist. Gives a delicate and flavoury cup.

    Besides the above grades, BOPSP and DUST1’s consists the Main Grades while FGS1’s, BP and DUST complete the Off Grades.

Tea is a way of life... It can be plain, smooth and invigorating, or creamy, full bodied and strong... You may enjoy your Dimbula tea straight or add milk and sugar precisely the way you want it.

  Ruhuna Tea  

Distinctively Unique

The uniqueness of Ruhuna Tea is it has the strength, richness and refreshing taste of pure Ceylon black tea. It comes with the promise of great quality and is brought to you from our tea estates in Galle and Deniyaya regions. The combination of natural factors such as the warm but moist climate, the rich soil and rainfall are combined to give Ruhuna tea its unique flavor, not found anywhere else in the world. Thus, it is most sought-after and highly-valued.

The low elevation and the particular condition of the soil gives the tea leaves a rich natural blackness which imparts a strong brew with a distinctive taste. Here is evidence that even though the Southern part of Sri Lanka is not traditionally regarded as tea growing areas, the land soil and the climate is yet willing to bring forth exceptional Sri Lankan black tea. Predominantly Orthodox manufacture produces a vast range of grades. A perfect cup for those who like their tea thick and strong, with or without milk. The Ruhuna Teas have blossomed into a brew which boasts of a mouth-feel unmatched anywhere in the world.

  • Orange Pekoe (OP)

    Long-Leaf and better twisted (than OPA) and less wiry to OP1. Mellow and sweet taste.

  • Broken Orange Pekoe 1 (BOP1)

    Semi-Long, well twisted and Wiry leaf, shorter than OP1.

  • Pekoe (PEK)

    Shotty and Curly leaf. Gives a delicate smooth brew.

  • Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP)

    Neat in style and small in size, devoid of fine particles.

  • Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe (FBOP)

    Typical Low grown small leaf tea, well twisted and neat with a full bodied cup.

  • Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings Extra Special (FBOPFExSp)

    Smaller to FBOP but with an attractive show of tips.