We are vertically integrated, family owned, tea company with a heritage going back to the late 1800’ when tea was first introduced to Ceylon by James Taylor. Our great-grandfather declared his commitment to this industry by purchasing the first tea plantations during this time in Kandy, the city where the first ever tea plantation in the country was created. Our Tea Factory, also located in Kandy, was one a few tea processing facilities in the country when our family purchased it from the British in the year 1931.
Since those humble beginnings, today the 4th generation of the family of tea experts have transformed the company to a truly global enterprise. Through our flagship AZ Tea brand, our ethics are deeply rooted on growing, processing and exporting only the world’s finest teas to tea connoisseurs around the globe.
Being one of the pioneers in this famous industry, our facilities have attracted a number of distinguished guests from around the globe over the years, including the Japan Tea Association and the Shura Council of Saudi Arabia. We work closely with the the Sri Lanka Tea Board to host educational programs and site tours of our facilities as a model tea plantation and factory in the country.
Amongst many awards and recognitions that we have achieved over the years, we are proud winners of Presidential Awards for the ‘Best Tea Factory’ and ‘Best Tea Plantation’.
All our teas are certified chemical free and produced in hygienic, state of the art manufacturing facilities. Our teas are packed garden fresh at source, retaining the quality and authenticity in tea.