Home / Agriculture/ Craighead Estate brews exceptional performance

Craighead Estate brews exceptional performance

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Monday, 14 January 2019 00:41



Craighead Estate located in Nawalapitiya is bordered by the beautiful Gampola Valley to the east, the stunning Dolosbage Hills to the west, Adams Peak to the south and the Pidurutalagala Mountain range to the north. 

The estate has gained a reputation for producing award winning Medium Grown Orthodox teas for over a decade. At the second sale of 2019 held on 8 January, Craighead Estate achieved the extraordinary distinction of obtaining seven top prices in the Western Medium category. The following grades achieved record prices. BOP1 – Rs. 1,250, OP1 – Rs. 1,250, PEK1 – Rs. 960, FBOP – Rs. 980, FBOPF1 – Rs. 960, BOP – Rs. 890 and BOPSp – Rs. 790. Craighead teas are marketed by M/s Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers Ltd. Also noteworthy, is the estate having achieved 186 Top Prices for the year 2018.  

Kahawatta Plantations PLC is the managing agent of this estate, which is UTZ, Ethical Tea Partnership and ISO 22000:2005 Management System certified for manufacture of black tea. 

Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Will power cuts solve electricity crisis?

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The country faced electricity power cuts, reminding citizens of early 1990s, which resulted in private power producers supplying electrical power with long-term power supply agreements. Today, most have completed their agreement period, but some were

Easter attack: Going beyond condemnation

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Yesterday was Easter Sunday; 227 persons [at the time of writing] have been killed, and many times more injured. The primary targets were churches and international hotels. It seems clear that the extremist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Easter Sunday nightmare

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

This is the most important day of the year for Christians – the Peaceful Easter Sunday or Easter Day was shattered by deadly explosions in several Christian churches throughout the country; and we excoriate such hatred in our beloved country. We th

Poignant pondering on a patriarch

Monday, 22 April 2019

Almost five months have gone. It is with a profound sense of sadness that we experienced the demise of our veteran teacher, respected author, legal luminary, an accomplished ambassador, an eminent public servant and an amazing human being, Dr. Wickre

Columnists More