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Eastern Brokers sets all-time record for Kirklees Estate

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At the Colombo Tea Auction of 27 September, Kirklees Estate had the proud distinction of achieving an all-time record price of Rs.730 per kg for a BOPF Grade in the Uda Pussellawa region. This line of tea was purchased by Tea Tang Ltd.

Also at the Colombo Tea Auction of 20 September, Kirklees Estate achieved yet another all-time record price of Rs.730 per kg for a Dust No.1 Grade. This line of tea was purchased by Watawala Tea Ceylon Ltd. This surpasses the previous record price of Rs. 710 per kg established at the sale of 13 September 2017 by Kirklees Estate. 

Kirklees Estate is renowned for its BOP, BOPF and Dust No. 01 Grades, which are considered the best in the Uda Pussellawa region and are highly sought out teas at the Colombo Tea Auctions.

Kirklees Estate is an ISO 22000:2005 and Ethical Tea Partnership certified facility, with an annual production of 600,000 kg of made tea. The estate is in the progress of obtaining the Rain Forest Alliance Certification.

The first Superintendent of Kirklees Estate was J.A Ogden and the estate currently comes under the stewardship of Varuna Athauda who has been behind the success of Kirklees Estate. 

Kirklees Estate comes under the management of RPC Management Services Ltd. of Richard Pieris Group of Companies. 

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