My Trip To Ceylon By Adam Soliman
· In two weeks I will be travelling over to our manufacturers and to find out a bit more about the fantastic island that is Sri Lanka and the lush Ceylon Tea that they produce. Sri Lanka is soon reaching its maximum production capacity for Ceylon tea which means it is a good time to visit and find out about the changes being made to cope with the increasing demand for this sought after commodity. Already Sri Lankan farmers are switching their focus from increasing volume to refining the production process of creating this majestic tea.
With a great start to production earlier in the year, projections pointed to an increased output from the prior year, but over the recent few months heavy rainfall has affected crops and drastically reducing output expectations. Over the course of my trip I will be visiting Nuwara Eliya where I will be visiting tea farmers to find out about their facilities and how they are coping with the bad weather. It will also be insightful to see where they picture Ceylon tea being over the next few years.
I will also be visiting the factories where Charbrew tea is processed and tea-bagged, to find out more about their carbon neutral operation and how they are offsetting their footprint on the planet.
As well as this I will be finding out a bit more about the Sri Lankan culture. Over the course of my brief visit I will also be discovering the beaches of Unawatuna, the Jungle of Uda Walawe National Park and the Markets of Colombo.
All in all, it is set to be a very interesting trip which I will be blogging about on my return!
Tea Plantation at Nuwara Eliya
· By Adam Soliman Director at Charbrew 29/7/2013