The convenience of travel has now been adorned with a touch of class – Expolanka’s very own t-sips launched their first bistro at the ‘Canowin Arcade’ situated along the Southern Expressway. The bistro was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently during the inaugural celebrations.
“This project has been in the pipeline for some time now and to see it becoming a reality brings us that satisfaction of staying true to our goals with the dedication and support from our loyal staffers and customers. This bistro will provide adequate sips to the yearning tea enthusiast and by being located in such a serene location, we are happy that it will bring many smiles to the travelers that stop by the Canowin Arcade whilst making their way towards the bistro,” said the Chief Operating Officer of t-sips Dhilshad Sideek.
When you stop by the t-sips Bistro, you will be fascinated with the options of tea at hand – be it an ice tea to beat the hot sun or even a hot tea after a heavy meal, t-sips offers you a plethora of choices to tingle your taste buds. The bistro also offers the t-sips black tea which is the most popular and well received teas from Sri Lanka.
The black tea comes in tea bags and is foil packed to preserve the original aroma and flavour. The hibiscus tea is another specialty, and can be consumed hot or iced. It is said to help in reducing blood pressure. The t-sips green tea is a ‘pure Ceylon’ tea and sourced only from the finest green tea producers in Sri Lanka, and comes in classic, jasmine, mint, mango and apple flavours.
The options are endless and all tea served is in the highest end pyramid bags which may be a new experience for the Sri Lankan consumer. The bistro also offers customers a delicious range of finger food to enjoy while sipping on a hot or cold ‘cuppa’.
Sideek added, “I believe that it is the birthright of every Sri Lankan to enjoy a great cup of tea. Having said that, I think that the pleasure of a good ‘cuppa’ is something everyone must also have access to. Our vision is to take pure Ceylon tea of the highest quality to the world and fulfilling our vision of ‘Sharing the Joy’.”
The Canowin Arcade is Sri Lanka’s recently developed modern, fully equipped, state-of-the-art rest stop situated on the 44 kilometre milepost on either side of the Southern Expressway, which stretches from Kottawa to Galle. Apart from the bistro, the arcade is also home to a number of other eateries such as a Chinese restaurant, a Sri Lankan restaurant, supermarkets, an Italian café, retail outlets and many more.
t-sips, marketed by Expolanka Teas Ltd., is a leading exporter of all varieties of pure Ceylon tea. The company was established in 1989, and it produces a wide range of the world’s most popular beverage in the form of tea bags, packets and in bulk quantities.
In addition, Expolanka Teas market an assortment of value added specialty teas such as flavoured teas, fruit teas and herbal teas packed in very attractive printed aluminium canisters. Since their debut in this sector, Expolanka Teas has seen rapid growth and has risen to be one of the top ten exporters in the country since 2005.
Expolanka Teas Ltd. is a member of Expolanka Holdings PLC which is a diversified conglomerate with interests in the freight and logistics, travel and leisure, international trading and manufacturing and investments and services sectors. The group has a global presence in over 16 countries and 44 cities with 60 subsidiaries and joint venture companies.