Kandy was where tea was first planted in Sri Lanka. The plantations are located between 2,000 – 4,000 feet above sea level, covering Pussellawa and Matale sub-districts. It is accessible only by steep mountain passes. The teas of the Kandy region are particularly flavoursome, although the higher grown they are then the less strong they are. The best teas from Kandy are produced during the height of the Sri Lankan summer from January – March. We usually buy from estates in the Pussellawa.
Kandy was the first place I visited when I first went to Sri Lanka. Whilst there I visited the Ceylon Tea Museum and the Mlesna Tea Fortress as well as visiting tea estates and factories that we use for both the single estate tea and the blending teas that we buy from this area.