ECONOMYNEXT – Tea Smallholder Factories Plc, a unit of John Keells Holdings had been recognized as the top producer of CTC tea (crush tear curl) manufacturer Sri Lanka’s tea exporter’s association.
“The selection criteria included the consistency in maintaining tea quality, compliance with tea grade nomenclature and no claims on quality and moisture,” the company said in a statement.
“Hingalgoda Tea Factory has been producing Top standard CTC teas over the years and have been consistently obtaining Top prices at the weekly tea auctions. ”
John Keells Plc, a tea broker, sells Hindalgoda CTC teas at the Colombo auctions.
Tea Smallholder Factories runs several tea factories in the low grown region of Sri Lanka in Galle, Ratnapura and Ginigathhena.
The factory buys green leaf from smallholder farmers and tea collectors. It has over 500 workers and 17,500 small famers which is 5.8 percent of the total small holder famers registered in the low grown area, the company said. (Colombo/Sept22/2019)