Harvesting Wild Tea

Organically grown and hand-picked - meet the growers creating your cuppa.

Forest Hill Plantation

Our plantation at Forest Hill is a pioneer of wild, forest friendly tea. The plantation is an abandoned estate called 'Warnagala' at the base of the Admas Peak mountain range in Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa Province.

The estate was originally planted by Scottish planters during the British colonial rule and abandoned for 130 years before we began once again harvesting the now wild tea.

The plantation is now a forest where wild tea trees & wild spices grow as big trees among the other vegetation surrounding the Adams Peak rainforest reserve.

Wild Tea Artisans

Picker’s Pocket & Forest Hill brings you the story behind your morning cuppa. Our teas from this plantation are carefully hand selected from 30-40ft trees, growing wild. It is no small undertaking. Each tree is numbered & skilled pluckers gather the leaves from the very tips of the trees, where the highest levels of nutrients are. Thanks to our growers and pickers - they are made with the finest leaves, spices and fruit - organically grown & absolutely delicious!!

Hand rolling tea

Leaves are hand rolled and withered.

Hand rolling tea

Leaves are hand rolled and withered.

Harvesting wild tea

Each tree is numbered. Bamboo ladders are climbed too access the top tea leaves.

Harvesting wild tea

Each tree is numbered. Bamboo ladders are climbed too access the top tea leaves.

Home to our 'Natural Tea Bag'

Each rod is uniquely hand crafted from 16 sets of freshly hand picked tea leaves & buds. The result is leaves that are packed with antioxidants that freely flavour your cuppa!

A fresh brew - a cup of wilderness tea

Unique to this plantation is the truly ‘Wild Tea’ gathered by skilled pluckers who climb bamboo ladders into the forest canopy to take the very top leaves. 

Tucked away in the wilderness it really is a forest friendly tea plantation producing some of the worlds most unique teas.

The farmers are encouraged to preserve the forest and its biodiversity with reforestation efforts.

Wild Spicy Tea

From the same forest we gather wild tea leaves, wild cardamon and wild grown cloves. A true cup of 'wilderness'.

The result, apart from being absolutely delicious is a tea which is packed with antioxidants, improves blood circulation & anxiety. The clove is also. known to aid digestion. & strengthen the immune system.