A Leading Processor, and Supplier of value added Tea from Sri Lanka

From the misty mountains of Nuwara Eliya to the jungle valleys of Ratnapura, Finlays Colombo is dedicated to blending and packaging the finest quality that makes us a leader in supplying premium Ceylon tea in all its variety and forms.

With a history spanning over 125 years in Sri Lanka, Finlays has perfected the art of designing unique Ceylon tea products for global customers. We are unrivalled experts in sourcing Sri Lankan teas to meet the discerning tastes of our customers and their consumers.

Why Ceylon Tea?

Ceylon tea is prized around the world for its exceptional quality. The humidity, cold temperatures and rainfall in the central region provide the perfect climate for producing some of the highest-quality tea available using the orthodox tea manufacturing process.

The Tea Growing Regions of Ceylon

Tea from Sri Lanka falls into three categories: low-grown (on farms up to 2000 ft high); medium grown (between 2000 and 4000 ft); and high grown (over 4000 ft). Each level produces teas of unique character. By blending teas from different areas of the island, Sri Lanka can offer a very wide range of flavour and colour. Some are full-bodied, others light and delicate, but all Ceylon blends have brisk full flavours and a bright golden colour.

  • Sabaragamuwa/Ruhuna: Orthodox low-grown teas
  • Uva: Distinctive flavour and pungency with slightly mentholated character
  • Udapussellawa: Darker than Nuwara Eliya teas/pinkish hue along with a hint of greater strength
  • Nuwara Eliya: The champagne of teas with a greenish yellow tone, with a cup which has a subtle golden hue
  • Kandy: CTC teas that have an elegant flavour and a brisk liquor

Our Processing Capabilities

Finlays Colombo is one of the largest tea exporters in the country. 

Our state-of-the-art tea packing plant in Colombo is equipped with tea warehousing, blending and the latest tea bagging technology (staple-less knot technology tea bagging machines). Here we prepare unique Ceylon tea blends for global private label tea brands and pack these into a variety of retail consumer packs and export to customers in over 30 countries globally.

Our modern ISO/IEC 17025 accredited Microbiological Laboratory guarantees product safety as a reassurance to our global consumers.

Working with Our Communities

As a leading supplier of Ceylon tea, our primary goal is to be a responsible corporate citizen, enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve. In order to maximise our effectiveness, we focus particularly on helping children in three key areas: education, training and health.

We have also invested considerable resources in order to maintain a safe working environment and healthy employees. Documented medical histories of all factory staff enable us to monitor them, conduct monthly medical check-ups and increase their awareness of key health issues. All this activity is overseen by Health and Safety Committees, which meet twice a month.