Court Lodge and new Hopewell Estate achieve all time records whilst Alma surpasses own record

Court Lodge Estate

Court Lodge Estate achieved an all time record price of Rs. 800 per kg for a BOPF grade in the Nuwara Eliya category. This line of tea was purchased by M/s., Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC. 

Court Lodge Estate is situated in Kandapola, Nuwara Eliya at an elevation of 2012 metres above sea level and has an annual production capacity of 500,000 kg of made tea per annum. This estate is certified under Rain Forest Alliance, ISO 22000: 2005, UTZ and Ethical Tea Partnership. Court Lodge is managed by Thamal Manamperi and comes under the purview of Udapussellawa Plantations PLC. 

Alma Estate

Alma Estate established an all time record price of Rs. 760 per kg for a BOP grade in the Udapussellawa elevational category, surpassing their previous record price of 720 for the same grade. This week’s invoice was purchased by M/s. Inter Tea Ltd.

Alma Estate is situated in Kandapola, at an elevation of 1450 metres above sea level and has a production capacity of 600,000 kg of made tea per annum. This estate is managed by Chula De Alwis and Ranjan Walpola of Nuwara Eliya Valley Plantations Ltd. as a joint venture with Mathurata Plantations PLC. 

 

New Hopewell Estate

New Hopewell Estate under the selling mark Chandrika Estate achieved an all time record price of Rs. 740 per kg for a BOP1A grade. This estate is situated in Balangoda at an elevation of 540 metres above sea level. New Hopewell is certified under HACCP and ISO 22000:2005 Management System Certified for Manufacture of Black Tea, Food Sector. This estate is managed by Senhora Synergies, headed by Ranjan Walpola, Managing Director.

These record breaking teas were marketed by M/s., Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers Ltd. 

 

Daily FT, 16th October 2017.

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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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