Healing one person
From seed to sip, we capture the healing goodness and flavors of the forest, and of tea
We source tea seeds from 100-year-old tea trees in the wild and grow tea organically and regeneratively alongside multiple crops in a forest setting. We harvest the finest tea leaves that have the highest levels of health-giving properties. We handcraft tea, as folklore has it, with the healing palms of our artisans. We make tea in extremely small quantities and pack within a day of plucking to guarantee quality and freshness. Our founder tastes every batch of tea to personally assures you of the promise we make. We share knowledge of the healing properties of tea and promote a meditatively relaxed culture of brewing and drinking tea, to heal your mind and body.
Healing one community
We inspire our artisan communities to live and work in harmony with the forest and each other.
We are continuously upgrading housing and sanitation facilities and supply water that originate from natural springs. We offer food and groceries at discounted rates. We support our workers with financial assistance to purchase capital items to enhance their quality of life. We support our workers’ children with life skills and education through an enrichment programme. We share economic benefits with residents of neighboring villages by sourcing all our transport requirements and some of our construction work from them.
Healing one forest
We cultivate in a forest ecosystem and live and work in harmony with the forest.
We preserve 23 acres of our land as a rainforest. We are researching and further developing the forest ecosystem in partnership with The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) of Sri Lanka. We are also converting our tea garden to an Agro-forest under the guidance of world-renowned Systems Ecologist, Dr. Ranil Senanayake. We nurture 3 streams that surround our land and multiple springs that originate from the forest. We grow multiple plant species to protect soil from run-off, maintain over 3Kms of stone terraced and harvest 20 million liters of rainwater in a man-made lake. We grow cover crops to conserve and regenerate soil and cultivate diverse crops to naturally enhance the nutrients in the soil. We produce our own bio-fertiliser to further enrich soil.
The Black Tea is fine , twisted leaves with a rich savory smell.
@Tea in the Ancient
Has an interesting funkiness to it, a foresty element that I couldn't quite put my finger on.
Hand made by the amazing artisan farmers. The pearl unfurls to show how much work has gone into creating this unique tea. The flavour is honey like with hints of malt and silky smooth
@Australian Tea Masters
Light and refreshing with a lovely floral and pea notes.
If you are looking for something new to try and you haven’t explored Ceylon teas very much, take a look at Kaley Tea and you just might be surprised.
They are doing a beautiful job taking care of their piece of earth there with ORGANIC practices
It has a very inviting jammy Apricot flavor and aroma with a mild vegetal note and a whiff of flowers. Really a pleasure to drink.
A very unique experience on your travels in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a half day tour or a full day tour.
Tracy Ellen Benton
Tied beautifully as if they were tea flowers. Look fragile but they are nice and firm. A round texture with a nutty and green note, leaving a sweet aftertaste.
The tea brewed up lighter than I expected, even when I pushed the steep time. It had notes of chocolate and sticky black licorice, with a hint of wintergreen.
How to find us
Kaley Teas are grown and made in a single garden in a rural village in the South of Sri Lanka. We are located 12 kilometers as the crow flies from Sinharaja;
Sri Lanka’s largest rainforest and UNESCO world natural heritage site.
One person, one community, one forest, one flavorful sip at a time.