In 1989 Sri Lanka was engulfed by war and insurgence. I secretly headed out at night to pluck leaves I always had. I knew of a traditional recipe, lost for more than a century. Freshly picked leaves are dried in the sunshine, pounded by hand in a stone mortar & cooked over a traditional hearth. It was tea I could make in my own kitchen, I made this strong brew for my family to enjoy. I hope you enjoy it, too.
We handcraft our organic leaves into high quality small batch loose-leaf teas using traditional methods. The result is a variety of delicious teas that we enjoy & hope you will also.
As producers of hand picked organically grown tea, we are leaders in organic farming, continually experimenting with new methods and sharing the findings with others in the industry.
We are teaching the children in our community the importance of regeneration & conservation through lessons in our plantation classroom and hands on learning experiences outside.
At Kaley Tea we preserve 23 acres as natural rainforest. We are working with the Wildlife & Nature Preservation Society in Sri Lanka to further develop our forest eco system. We grow cover crops to conserve & re-generate soil - swell as producing our own bio fertiliser.