A post In honour of the 150th anniversary of the first planting of Ceylon Tea ...in today's auction tea day🔝
The history of Ceylon tea was inaugurated by a disaster and grew with a meteoric rise. The once-thriving coffee industry was ruined by a blight and Tea took its place.
Scotsman James Taylor is renowned in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) as the ‘father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’ because his experiments during the 1860s led to the first successful commercially cultivated crop of the famous beverage, Ceylon Tea.
It was in 1867 that Taylor planted 20 acres of tea on the Loolecondera estate (of which he was superintendent). It was here he perfected the technique of fine plucking , two leaves and a bud.’
Ceylon tea became the front-runner of the industry and was much loved for its unmatched quality and variety. The alchemy of land, sun and rain in the Paradise Island of Ceylon, as it was known then, presented the ideal climatic conditions for cultivation of tea.
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