Zesta Tea was introduced in the market in 1998 on the premise that affordable tea does not need to compromise on quality. With this in mind, Watawala brought to Sri Lankan homes hand-picked pure Ceylon tea that guarantees a great brew every time.
Watawala Tea Ceylon Ltd, a member of the diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC, has grown to be recognised as the largest branded tea company in Sri Lanka which places strong emphasis on innovation and value addition.
A joint venture with TATA Global Beverages and Pyramid Wilmar Plantations Pvt Ltd, Watawala Tea Ceylon Ltd has set new standards in offering a good cup of tea.
Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea. With the tea industry contributing about 15 per cent of the GDP of Sri Lanka, tea exports can quite safely be said to be one of the island nation’s most reliable sources of income.
Zesta plantation fresh teas are finely balanced in richness, flavour, strength and aroma, ensuring a perfect cup of tea. It is an ISO: 9001:2008 and HACCPcertified company and maintains GMP standards. Major emphasis is given on the packaging and it comes in transparent packs so that the customers can see the colour of the tea leaves. With distinct colour and aroma like no other, the tea leaves or fannings go through the production process which results in the finest tea. Since these fannings are of superior quality, they deliver the maximum taste and flavour. The tea infuses quickly and does not strain through unlike tea dust or powder. Zesta therefore is proud to have perfected the art of tea making, which can be enjoyed with milk or as a refreshing cup of traditional plain tea. It is the preferred choice of discerning tea enthusiasts looking for the unmistakable taste of Ceylon Tea.
Today, Zesta tea is sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. It is ranked as the foremost company of Sri Lanka which exports over seven million kilograms of quality tea to various parts of the world. The company possesses over 100 years of accumulated expertise in all forms of tea. The portfolio of export products comprises of value-added teas such as tea bags, packets, tins, special teas including green tea, herbal tea, fruit tea and flavoured tea.
It applies state-of-the-art technology for blending, packaging and maintains international standards of quality assurance. With 12 modern tea bagging machines to help meet its ever burgeoning demand for valueadded teas, Zesta Tea possesses a vast amount of expertise, infrastructure, stringent quality controls, talent pool, integration and certifications.