Presently, Sri Lanka has established itself as the world’s second largest tea exporter in terms of USD revenues in 2021, and Ceylon Tea holds an esteemed position among tea connoisseurs worldwide. At Agrapatana Plantations Limited, we take immense pride in our contribution to this illustrious and historically significant industry, which continues to flourish despite numerous challenges.
As we reflect upon the extraordinary journey of Ceylon Tea, from its humble origins to its current global eminence, we remain resolute in our commitment to safeguard and propel this rich legacy forward. Agarapatana Plantations Limited embraces the complexities of the modern era while remaining deeply rooted in our heritage.
With our dedicated workforce and the ingrained resilience within us, both as a business and as a prominent participant in this pioneering art, we hold unwavering confidence that the future holds limitless opportunities for Ceylon Tea.
Our company owns plantations situated in the Agras Valley and Uva regions of Sri Lanka. Among our notable properties is the historic Dambatenne Estate, located in the Badulla district of the Uva province, spanning an elevation range from 1509m to 1936m above sea level. Dambatenne is intricately intertwined with the history of Ceylon Tea. It played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Lipton Tea Empire and, consequently, in shaping the enduring legacy of Ceylon Tea when Sir Thomas Lipton acquired the estate in the 1890s and retained ownership until his passing off in the early 1930s. Teas from Dambatenne continue to be highly sought after under the distinguished “Bandara Eliya” garden mark, evoking the same allure as in the days of Sir Thomas Lipton.