George Steuart Teas sponsors VIP foreign dignitaries’ special Ceylon Tea gift boxes
The Daily FT , 2021-03-19
A consignment of custom-packed Ceylon Tea gift boxes produced by George Steuarts Teas was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa recently.
These Ceylon Tea gift packs will be used as a complementary item to be given to all VIP dignitaries. Each gift box was handmade specially using Mahogany wood, brass laser engraved designs including the presidents flag while the inside finishing was done using velvet and filled with a range of Ceylon Tea flavours in Alu foil envelopes.
Today the Steuarts Tea brand is very popular among regular tea drinkers locally and internationally where it’s exported to over 50 countries. Locally the Steuarts BOPF Premium tea, Rosa Kahata, Steuarts Natural Ginger Tea and Steuarts Green Tea is sold in most retail outlets and supermarkets across the island.
Established in 1835 by brothers James and George Steuart, George Steuart & Company stands proud today as the oldest mercantile establishment in Sri Lanka. The history of George Steuart & Company is closely intertwined with the fortunes of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. No other company can claim the expert and intimate knowledge that comes from being the original Ceylon Tea People.
The entire chain of tea processing which includes buying, warehousing, blending and packaging is closely controlled by the company, deploying its own resources, such as state-of-the-art blending facilities, ultra-modern tea bagging and fully automated packaging. Furthermore the manufacturing processed follows ISO 9001:2008, ISO22000:2005, HACCP and GMP standards. In its span of nearly two centuries George Steuart & Company has made immense contributions to establish Sri Lanka as one of world’s foremost producers of finest quality teas.
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