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The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

2020-02-17

The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

A combination of local and global terrorism, political turmoil and natural disaster saw the local, as well as the global economy, slowing down compared to the year 2018. Sri Lanka registered a GDP growth of 2.8% during the last year against 3.3% recorded in 2018, while the global GDP also grew at a subdued rate of 2.5%, mainly due to Chinese and the USA trade tension and low growth recorded in the EU and Japan.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

BioFach, the world´s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, combined with VIVANESS International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, is an important business event, an emotional event for the sector, and both a get-together and an opportunity for positioning.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organising Sri Lanka country Pavilion at BioFach 2020 to be held from February 12-15 at Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany. Fifteen (15) Food & Beverage Exporters from Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at "Stand No. -3A-414 of Hall No. 3A.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

“From fascinating new flavours to industry-shifting innovations and multi-million dollar export deals, Gulfood is the place to experience all the key moments driving the F&B industry forward and to see all the mega-trends come alive, like never before.” And 2020 marks the 25th edition of Gulfood to be hosted with the timely theme “Rethinking Food” from February 16-20, 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Regular consumption of tea may protect the elderly against cognitive impairment, study suggests

2019-01-03

Regular consumption of tea may protect the elderly against cognitive impairment, study suggests

A humble cup of tea a day can keep dementia away, and this is specially so for those who are genetically at risk of developing the debilitating disease, according to a recent study led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at National University of Singapore's (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

2018-12-04

A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

After reluctantly waking up on a chilly morning, most people stumble groggily into the kitchen to fix a cup of tea. The brew instantaneously warms you up virtually lifting your spirits and making the chill go away. A recent study reveals the scientific basis behind this and throws light on a few other important insights concerning the humble cuppa.

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Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

2018-08-27

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.Nanoparticles produced from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown.

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Health Benefits of Moringa Tea

2017-07-21

Health Benefits of Moringa Tea

Called drumsticks in the popular parlance, Moringa is nothing foreign to Sri Lankans from all walks of life. With its pods used as a vegetable that make some delicious curries and its leaves used both as a ‘mallum’ and an essential ingredient in cooking crab and prawn curries and its bark used in many a concoction of indigenous medicine, Moringa is one of the most useful variety of trees grown in the relatively dryer regions of Sri Lanka.

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Flavored Ceylon Tea – Combined Goodness of Both the Worlds

2017-05-26

Flavored Ceylon Tea – Combined Goodness of Both the Worlds

Created by adding natural flavors of flowers, herbs, and fruits to black, green or oolong teas, flavored Ceylon Tea maintains the natural flavor of Pure Ceylon Tea with a subtle hint of fruity or herbal flavor to enhance your tea drinking experience. 

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Ceylon Tea – Sri Lanka’s Gift to the World

2017-04-07

Ceylon Tea – Sri Lanka’s Gift to the World

Although tea originated in China nearly 5000 years ago, it is Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon that made the unique flavor of tea popular across the world during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Distinctively flavored by the terroir, which is the elevation, climate, soil composition and water quality of an area, and the process it is manufactured, the flavor and fragrance of Ceylon Tea vary distinctively from the tea varieties made across the world.

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Seven Ways to Combine Ceylon Tea with Cooking

2017-03-24

Seven Ways to Combine Ceylon Tea with Cooking

Other than providing warm indulgence or a refreshingly chilled flavor, Ceylon Tea also provides many options for adding a sweet, grassy, herbal or smoky note to our cooking. Different types of Ceylon Tea can bring a different type of texture and flavor to your cooking whether it is soft puddings, buttery cookies, stir-fries or meat dishes.

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Herbal Tea from Sri Lanka – A Cup of Natural Goodness

2017-03-10

Herbal Tea from Sri Lanka – A Cup of Natural Goodness

The Sri Lankans have long celebrated the healing goodness of herbal plants and long before tea and coffee were merged into our daily diet as the two main hot drinks, we drank herbal infusions or tisane as the world know it today.

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Specialty Tea - A Timely Boost to the Sri Lankan Tea Industry

2016-11-03

Specialty Tea - A Timely Boost to the Sri Lankan Tea Industry

Is the time ripe for Sri Lankan tea exporters to make a shift away from bulk tea to value added packed at the source tea, Specialty Teas, and Artisan Teas?

Specialty teas or artisan teas have been a well-kept secret in the Sri Lankan tea sector. Produced in small quantities and traded among select circles of tea connoisseurs, who have a taste for rare tea flavors, Ceylon Specialty Tea includes niche segments of local tea industry that produce white tea, fair trade organic tea, single estate loose leaf tea as well as flavored dessert teas.

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‘Only 4% of Ceylon Tea brewed locally’-EDB

2015-07-10

‘Only 4% of Ceylon Tea brewed locally’-EDB

A whopping 96% of Pure Ceylon Tea production volumes leave Sri Lanka to serve eager global buyers while only 4% of it is brewed locally –and the Lankan tea sector is now called to lead the value addition way on 10 July. “Pure Ceylon Tea exports grew by 5.4% in 2014. Only 50% of tea export revenues came from value added while other 50% is from raw tea exports” revealed Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO-EDB) on 10 July.

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Ceylon Cinnamon Tea : A potent cure for numerous health problems

2015-06-29

Ceylon Cinnamon Tea : A potent cure for numerous health problems

The combination of Sri Lanka's two export super brands, Pure Ceylon Tea and Pure Ceylon Cinnamon, concocts a tasty flavoured tea with a number of added health benefits

While Ceylon Tea is a rich source of anti-oxidants, Ceylon Cinnamon is a list topper for the highest density of anti-oxidants per 100g, recording an Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) of 267,536 TE per 100g.

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Losing body weight with a cup of of Ceylon green tea

2015-06-24

Losing body weight with a cup of of Ceylon green tea

Battling the bulge and have exhausted all the tricks in the book? It is time to sip up and slim down with Ceylon green tea.

Although numerous health benefits of green tea has been a well-known secret among global tea enthusiasts, green tea's ability to burn the fat cells in the body has come to be established through scientific research only recently.

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Fair-Trade Organic Ceylon Tea : a change for the better

2015-06-24

Fair-Trade Organic Ceylon Tea : a change for the better

Ceylon Green tea has proven to be more than just a refreshing drink, but does it hold all the health benefits as claimed?

Although most of Ceylon tea products, in the global market, originate from large scale tea plantations, a growing number of tea small holders are seeking to carve their own niche in producing the world's best fair-trade organic tea.

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Emerging Markets of Ceylon Tea

2015-06-22

Emerging Markets of Ceylon Tea

Ceylon Tea suppliers are expanding into new markets

With some of the world's traditional tea markets under the spell of Ceylon Tea, time has come for Ceylon Tea manufacturers to explore new markets and capture new hearts.

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Gourmet Ceylon Tea: the best of Ceylon Tea experience

2015-06-18

Gourmet Ceylon Tea: the best of Ceylon Tea experience

The best of Ceylon Tea, hand-picked and processed with extreme care is designed to deliver the most exclusive tea experiences across the world.

The finest of the tea flavours and their blends were a well- kept secret in the Chinese Royal court and their betrayal was so big a crime, that it was punished with death and torture. However, most of these tea blends are being manufactured in Sri Lanka today, with greater flavour and aroma, compared to their predecessors.

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Ceylon Tea based Tourism promises huge growth potential

2015-06-17

Ceylon Tea based Tourism promises huge growth potential

Ceylon Tea and Tourism are among Sri Lanka's top five foreign income earners and their combination is tipped to create a unique experience as refreshing as a cup of Ceylon Tea. Thus, Ceylon Tea & Tourism make perfect partners to tango.

With a rich heritage and a cultural mix distinctive to Sri Lankan tea production and a breath taking view at every turn, Ceylon tea gardens are a great tourist destination yet to be harnessed to their fullest.

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Delve into the History of Ceylon Tea Plantation, Production &  Supply

2015-06-04

Delve into the History of Ceylon Tea Plantation, Production & Supply

True to the observations made by one of world's best thriller writers, the rise of Ceylon Tea Industry in Sri Lanka and the lush Ceylon Tea plantations stands witness to the indomitable courage shown by a group of pioneering tea planters, who chose to grow tea, when life threw lemon at them.

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