17 August 2009

Sri Lankan tea attracts demand for high quality

16th August 2009, firstlanka.com

The high quality owing to lower quantity of chemical residual in Sri Lankan tea has greatly contributed to win the international market and position Sri Lanka as a country producing top quality tea, a local news papers reported quoting the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tea Research Institute (SLTRI), Dr. Jerry Jayawardane.

Dr. Jayawardena disclosed that as a result of high quality of Sri Lankan tea the country is receiving a high acclaim from America, Europe and Japan for our products.

At the beginning of this year, the price per a kilogram of tea was recorded at Rs.280 at the tea auction in Colombo. The current competitive price of a kilogram of Up Country tea is recorded at Rs. 335.56, Chairman Jayawardena noted.

The price was Rs. 330.72 for Middle Country grown tea and Rs. 405.64 for Low Country grown tea, he added.

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