At the tea auction held on 20th September, an invoice of PF1 from Abbotsleigh Estate, Watawala selling under the Florence Mark secured an all-time Colombo tea auction record price of Rs.710/- per kilogram in the CTC High Grown Category.
This tea was purchased by Stassen International (Pvt.) Ltd who is a leading buyer of both liquoring High Growns as well as Low Grown teas and was sold through the catalogue of Lanka Commodity Brokers Ltd.
Abbotsleigh factory produces some of the best CTC High Grown teas and is now among the best established marks on offer at the Colombo Tea Auctions. The Estate Manager, Suranga Dela ensures a high standard of green leaf for manufacture and regularly monitors quality at the different stages of production. This estate is managed by Watawala Plantations PLC coming under the umbrella of Sunshine Holdings PLC.