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Alma and Kelani estates establish new records


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Alma and Kelani estates established new record prices at the weekly tea auctions held on Tuesday (12 June).

Alma estate established a new all-time record price of Rs. 840 per kg for a BOP1 grade in the Udapussellawa elevational category. This invoice was purchased by Basilur Tea Exports Ltd.

Alma Estate is situated in Kandapola, at an elevation of 1450m above sea level, and has a production capacity of 600,000kg of made tea per annum. This facility is managed by Nuwara Eliya Valley Plantations Director Chula De Alwis under the purview of Sesame Senhora Tea Ltd., headed by Ranjan Walpola.

Kelani Tea Factory achieved an all-time record price of Rs. 980 for a low grown BOPFsp grade, surpassing its previous record of Rs. 940 which was established at last week’s auction (5-6 June). This line of tea was purchased by Mabroc Teas Ltd.

Kelani Tea Factory is situated in Yatiyanthota in the Sabaragamuwa Province at an elevation of 139m above sea level. This factory has an annual production of approximately half a million kilos of made tea per annum and is certified under Rain Forrest Alliance, ISO22000, HACCP, CQC and Ethical Tea Partnership. The estate is managed by Eranda Welikala and comes under the purview of Kelani Valley Plantations PLC. 

The record-breaking teas were marketed by Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers  Ltd.


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