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George Steuart & Co’s origins are closely intertwined with those of Sri Lanka’s tea industry; no other company can claim the expertise and intimate knowledge that comes from being the original Ceylon Tea people.

Today George Steuart Teas (GS Teas) is one of the country’s foremost exporters and marketers, delighting consumers the world over with the best of pure Ceylon Tea. The company deals in both bulk and value-added teas and has a portfolio of numerous product variations including traditional, herbal and flavoured teas. It exports to 35 global markets covering every continent and is the exclusive manufacturer for over 25 of the world’s best renowned tea brands. The Group has also embarked on a strategic initiative to promote its own brands‘Steuart Tea’ and ‘1835 Steuart Ceylon’ as heritage brands in key target markets globally. The authenticity of the product and the romanticism of its heritage have resulted in the brand being well received internationally and is recording steady growth.

The Company’s leadership consists of industry veterans and master tea tasters whose expertise supports its growth.

The George Steuart Tea Factory in Talwatte, Kelaniya, is a purpose-built, modern manufacturing complex, with a capacity of processing 18 Mn kgs of tea every year. Upon its commissioning in the third quarter of 2022, the factory will become one of the largest tea processing and packaging plants in Sri Lanka.

The 182,000 square feet of space includes large areas of blending lines and packaging lines to create, process and packet teas amounting to the capacity of 18 Mn kgs per year. The approximately USD 10 Mn factory operates modern tea processing and packaging equipment and machinery that enable scale and speed, while ensuring the requisite global quality and standards.

The factory’s operations are to be based on the principles of sustainable business, with particular focus on energy efficiency, rainwater harvesting and equal opportunity employment.

  • Established
  • 1835
  • Directors
  • Dai Pathmanathan
  • Dillukshan Fernando
  • W. L. Amithpriya
  • Address
  • George Steuart Teas (Pvt) Ltd
  • No. 350, Union Place,
  • Colombo 02,
  • Sri Lanka