Galaboda Tea

Day 16 - Part 2: Galaboda - The 'Tea Boutique.'

Day 16 - Part 2: Galaboda - The 'Tea Boutique.'

So, the good doctor had shared the Galaboda tea fields with me, he'd shared the Galaboda black tea factory with me and he'd shared the new Tsara green tea factory with me, now it was time to visit the Tea Boutique.

Housed in a new purpose built building at the head of the drive the Tea Boutique sat on the location of the old Manager’s Bungalow site. Traditions lie deep in the Sri Lankan tea industry and Manager’s Bungalows were always present and usually located in prime spots but this time the spot had been repurposed.

Day 16 - Part 1: Galaboda and Tsara Green Tea

Day 16 - Part 1: Galaboda and Tsara Green Tea

I've already talked about Orthodox Black Tea at Galaboda in the last couple of blogs, this time I want to talk about Tsara Green Tea. I was still a guest at Galaboda in the south of Sri Lanka and while interviewing Dr Sanjeewa De Silva he filled me in on how Tsara Green Tea came about. As I mentioned previously the doctor had given up practicing medicine in England to return to Sri Lanka to carry on the family business. That part is fairly straightforward, it's what he did when he returned, and what he's doing now that's of interest to me, of interest because he rolled the dice.