Shawlands achieves another record price!

Shawlands Estate established an all-time record price of Rs. 1,250 for an OP1 grade at the weekly tea auctions held on 12 September, in the Uva medium grown elevational category. This invoice was purchased by M/s., Tea-Link Colombo Ltd. and marketed by M/s., Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers Ltd.


The previous all time record for this grade was established back in 2005 by Shawlands, currently they also hold the record price for the OP grade for the Uva medium elevation at Rs. 1,350 per kg.


Shawlands Estate is situated in Lunugala, Passara at an elevation of 990 metres above sea level and is certified under Rainforest Alliance, Ethical Tea Partnership, ISO 22000:2005/9001:2008 Management System Certified for Manufacture of Black Tea Food Sector and CQC. This estate is managed by Naresh Sahabandu and comes under the purview of Hapugastenna Plantations PLC. 


Daily FT, 18th September 2017.


About F&W

Forbes & Walker was set up in 1881 as a partnership between James Forbes and Chapmen Walker. Although there is no actual record of the date on which it was established the very first cash book, still in the possession of the Finance Director, indicates the brokerages were earned from 1st August 1881. In Sir Thomas Villiers' book “Mercantile Lore” the date of establishment of Forbes & Walker has been put down      Read More...

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