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Tea imports from Lanka on the rise

03rd August 2015

Tea imports from Sri Lanka have been rising steadily in last few months despite India being the second largest producer in the world.

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How Green Tea could help you stay slim

01st August 2015

An extract from the tea was found to reduce the amount of starch – a type of carbohydrate – absorbed from food during meals.

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RPCs propose productivity-based formula for tea estate workers

21st July 2015

Pointing out that the demand of plantation sector trade unions in Sri Lanka, for an unconditional increase of the daily wage of estate workers to Rs. 1,000 – a massive 62% increase from the Rs. 620 at present – is inconceivable in any industry, Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) note however that their productivity-based wage proposal enables workers to meet their aspirations of earning Rs. 1,000 per day.

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Sri Lanka study sees other beverages as competitive threat to tea

14th July 2015

Competition from other beverages, climatic changes and worker wages are seen as key issues the global tea industry is facing, including Sri Lanka, says a new study by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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Sri Lanka Watawala Plantations tea estates Rainforest Alliance certified

14th July 2015

Watawala Plantations has obtained certification from Rainforest Alliance covering all 16 tea estates managed by the company, demonstrating its compliance with rigorous global standards relating to the wellbeing of its associates, their families and the environment

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Tea time treat offers a taste of Hampshire and a flavour of Sri Lanka

14th July 2015

Visitor to an award-winning Hampshire B&B enjoyed a traditional tea with a top travel writer as part of Hampshire Food festival. Graeme Payne was the speaker at Thursday’s event held at Packridge Farm near Romsey. Graeme, who spends much of his time as a speaker aboard cruise ships, spoke about tourism in Sri Lanka, the island’s history and how it had recovered from the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004.

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‘Go-slow’ strikes huge blow to tea production

14th July 2015

Sri Lanka’s Regional Plantation Companies (RPC) stated that the go-slow token action by workers had resulted in a loss of at least 84 percent in daily productivity and a staggering daily loss of Rs.130 million. Chairman, Planters Association of Ceylon (PA), Roshan Rajadurai told The Nation Gain that the RPCs produced nearly 8 million kilograms of made tea every month and added that daily production had dropped drastically by over 80 percent and warned that the recovery process would take months.

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Tea prices rally for second week

14th July 2015

Tea prices in Bangladesh rose for a second straight week at the weekly auction on 7th July, on strong demand from local buyers despite a higher volume on offer, brokers said. Tea prices dropped sharply in the last marketing season on poor demand from local buyers because of damage to business sentiment caused by renewed political unrest early this year that left more than 120 people dead and disrupted supplies.

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