HIGHLIGHTED Nostalgia OF THE WEEK

August 7th, 2017

Ceylon Tea, that most famous brand and well-known ‘cuppa’, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. It has been a rich and rewarding history and its importance and relevance to Sri Lanka remains very much so to this day. It has of course been a colossal journey with many peaks and troughs along the way, not dissimilar to the landscape of the tea fields of Sri Lanka.

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August 7th, 2017

Ceylon Tea, that most famous brand and well-known ‘cuppa’, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. It has been a rich and rewarding history and its importance and relevance to Sri Lanka remains very much so to this day. It has of course been a colossal journey with many peaks and troughs along the way, not dissimilar to the landscape of the tea fields of Sri Lanka.

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July 5th, 2017

As will be shown now, the great pioneer of tea was James Taylor, planter from 1852 to 1892, as Superintendent of Loolecondera, in Hewaheta. In one respect, James Taylor stands out as an exception to the general rule, in that he was never a proprietor. James Taylor was born at Mosspark, Monboddo, Kincardineshire, Scotland in 1835.

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April 5th, 2017

Robert Tytler, regarded as the “Father of Ceylon Planters”, was the first to cultivate cocoa (cacao) in Ceylon. Tytler had carried out extensive work on Jamaica’s coffee plantation processes in the mid-1830s, and then introduced the West Indian system of cultivation to Ceylon’s coffee plantations, with great success.

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