Harvesting tea on our plantations

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

Brewing the best - Artisanal teas

All over the world, discerning consumers are switching from mass-produced blends to artisanal products – from instant coffee to single-origin roasts, from bland mass-produced beers to micro-brews, from processed “cheese-products” to delicious farm-fresh cheeses, from blended scotches to single-malts, and so on across food and beverage categories.

So let's talk tea...

Pluckers - Tea Artisans

Picker’s Pocket brings you the story behind your morning cuppa. Our teas are carefully hand selected directly from smaller plantations. 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 traditional Vangedi Pekoe

Handcrafted on 120 acres of organic farmland by pluckers who want to pluck tea. Located in the lush tea region of Ella, Sri Lanka.

Small quantities of tea are grown with a focus on being handmade, high quality and naturally grown.

Forging a new path in the industry, the farm began to help local farmers who were & still are doing great things with tea & spices.

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.

Mama D's - Home to Rebel Tea

Located on the outskirts of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

Our teas from this estate have a dense yet smooth taste. Each sip is a little different. First there is chocolate. Maybe some cinnamon. Then pepper, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and lemongrass. The complex flavours take the senses on a journey, each spice telling its own story.

No chemicals, no artificial fertilisers or anything else man-made that has the intention of trying to hasten nature.

Learning the tale of an age-old practice known to produce the best quality tea.

Immersed in tea

We have spent many days at the larger of our tea estates, Haldamulla Plantation. We watch, we learn & we brew their fine, full flavoured, organic Ceylon teas, while learning first hand the difference between black, green & white teas and how the oxidation process enables those differences.