2016 Aug 18
17thAugust 2016, Colombo: George Steuart Teas, one of the country’s foremost exporters of Ceylon Tea who are widely recognized as the ‘Original Tea People’, were honoured as the ‘Highest Value Added Exporter in the Tea Sector’ in the year 2014 at the recently concluded 20th Presidential Export Awards (PEA) ceremony which was held under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena.
The awards ceremony, which was organised by the Export Development Board (EDB), was held to felicitate and recognise exporters who have made a significant contribution to Sri Lanka’s exports in the years 2014 & 2015. The awards symbolise the national recognition of the exporters, particularly in non-traditional products and services.
“We are delighted that our efforts and contribution towards the growth of Sri Lanka’s exports, was recognised and rewarded in this regard as we have always strived to be the best in the industry for the greater good of the country. Tea being one of the main sectors and sources of foreign exchange in Sri Lanka, it is vital that we continue to look after the traditions of the industry and remain consistent in producing tea of the highest quality. We are also extremely grateful to our employees and loyal customers for their support in taking our brand to greater heights,” said Dai Pathmanathan – Managing Director.
Over the years the company has won many awards at events organised by the National Chamber of Exporters and the National Chamber of Commerce to felicitate and recognise exporters who have made significant contributions to the national economy. The company’s experienced tea tasters produce a wide range of quality tea products while adhering to strict international food quality and safety standards. Today George Steuart Teas exports their products to most parts of the globe with a variety of teas ranging from Black Tea, Green Tea, Herbal Tea and Flavoured Tea in bulk, packets, and tea bags.
About George Steuart Teas
George Steuart Teas is a subsidiary of George Steuart and Company, the oldest mercantile establishment in Sri Lanka (since 1835), which has been involved with the Tea Industry for well over a century in fact from the very inception from the time tea replaced coffee as the main foreign exchange earner.
In 2013, George Steuart also embarked on a new journey to market the best pure Sri Lanka Tea to the delight of the Sri Lankan consumer under the brands ‘Steuarts Tea’ and ‘Rosa Kahata’.
Caption: Mr. Dilith Jayaweera- Chairman, George Steuart & Company receiving the award from
Hon. Navin Dissanayake – Minister of Plantation Industries.