Craighead Estate achieved an all-time record price of Rs. 1,500 per kg for an OP1 grade in the Western Medium category, at the weekly E-Auctions held on 22 February. This line of tea was purchased by M/s. Ceyexxe Ltd. and marketed by M/s. Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers Ltd.
The estate is reputed for producing high-quality, award-winning teas and has the distinction of achieving the following all-time record prices in the Western Medium Elevation category: FBOPF1 at Rs. 1,450; FBOP at Rs. 1,800; BOP1 at Rs. 1,600.
Craighead is situated in Nawalapitiya in the Kandy planting district, at an elevation of 800 m above sea level and was originally built in 1914. This factory has an annual capacity of 550,000 kg of made tea, and UTZ, RA and ISO: 22000:2018 Management system Certified for Manufacture of Black Tea.
This estate is managed by Abhishek Samarakoon, assisted by factory manager K.G. Kudabanda, and comes under the purview of Plantation Director Chaminda Gunarathna of Kahawatte Plantations PLC, who is the managing agent.
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