About Us.

A Little History

t-sipst-sips is a leading exporter of all varieties of Pure Ceylon Tea. Established in 1989, the company produces a wide range of the world’s most popular beverage in the form of tea bags, packets and in bulk quantities. In addition, we market an assortment of value added specialty teas such as flavored teas, fruit teas and herbal teas packed in very attractive printed aluminum canisters. Since our debut in this sector, Expolanka Teas has seen rapid growth to be one of the top ten exporters in the country since year 2005.

Our Philosophy

t-sips is a vibrant and forward-thinking company with an experienced and entrepreneurial leadership, guiding dynamic and skillful personnel with up-to-the-minute knowledge of world markets. We take pride in having excellent facilities with modern technology, including our own tea-bagging unit and state-of-the-art tea tasting and grading rooms. We are simply passionate about tea and believe the pleasure of a good ‘cuppa’ is something everyone must have access to. Our vision is to bring pure Ceylon tea of the highest quality to the world and fulfill our vision of sharing the joy that is, tea.

Our Plantations

Our Plantations were established in 2004.

We maintain Leveson-Gower Estate a tea garden, which produces one of the finest low-grown teas in Sri Lanka. In addition, we also own the Galaxy Tea Factory, which mainly produces black tea of different grades.The factory lies close to the only rain forest in Sri Lanka, Sinharaja. As a result, we produce high-quality teas that fetch premium prices in the largest tea auction in the world.

We use only the orthodox method of production, which consists of five stages–withering, rolling, fermentation, drying and sorting. Plucked and processed by hand, by an experienced and highly skilled work force, we pride ourselves on producing the very best Ceylon tea on the market.

The Pyramid Tea Bag

The pyramid tea bag has revolutionized the way people drink specialty teas.

Pyramid bags are made from nylon strands that are woven into a small net-like mesh, creating holes in the bag much larger than conventional paper bags. These larger holes allow for water to infuse with more of the tea’s surface area, releasing more essential oils and character into the cup.

We use whole leaf teas, rough-cut herbs, fruit pieces and flowers in our blends. Watch as the ingredients unfurl in the unique triangular structure of these bags which allows for the tea to move around freely inside, releasing their goodness, colour and exquisite aroma.

Brewed Tea

Brewing the perfect cup of tea from loose leaves is simple and straightforward. There is no right or wrong way per say. Feel free to experiment and let your palate be the guide.

Here's what we do:

Loose Leaf Black Tea- 1 serving

  • Take ½ Tbsp – 2 Tbsp (4 gms)of black tea in to a cup or small pot for 1 – 2 mins at 212F

Loose Leaf Green Tea- 1 serving

  • 1 – 1 ½ Tbsp (3 gms) of green tea in a cup or small pot for 1 – 2 mins at 180 – 200F.

t-sips Initiative

With every tea bag brewed we take a step closer to helping change a life.

Our business is built on relationships: relationships with our customers, partners, investors, employees and the communities in which we live and work. Contributing to the social welfare of our communities is a vital part of our work ethic.

We aim to partner with and assist those who are less fortunate than ourselves, making a direct impact in their every day lives.


t-sips were the recipients of 3 awards at the prestigious NCE Awards held at the Hilton, Colombo on the 25th of September 2009. The awards received included:

  • The Gold Award in the category "Tea Value Added – Extra Large"
  • The Gold Award in the category "Tea Value Added Sector – Most Outstanding Exporter"
  • The Silver Award in the category "Most Outstanding Exporter for year 2008 – Runners up"

We are also certified for ISO 9001:2008, 22000:2005, GMP, HACCP

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