Our Tea Estates

All proceeds of Dilmah's tea sales flow back to it's origin; Sri Lanka. It supports the work of the MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation. It changes the lives of the people living on and around the tea estates and lifts them out of poverty with education, healthcare, elderly care, disabled and underprivileged, supporting small entrepreneurs and so on. Dilmah Conservation initiates and maintains dozens of projects pertaining to ecology, biodiversity and wildlife protection.

Tea pickers at Dilmah Holyrood tea estate.webp
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Interspersed with waterfalls, rising mountain tops and natural beauty that the island formerly known as Serendib is bestowed with rises the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country.
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smiling tea picker at work in the tea garden

Speak of a labour of love

Established during the late 19th century in Colonial Ceylon, nowadays the beauty of the tea gardens, alongside the thousands of tea pickers, speak of a labour of love. Each day, thousands of tea pickers with nimble fingers handpick the two leaves and bud which is then manufactured in the traditional way, with the art of the teamaker and nature’s best coming together which also helps the tea pickers and their families. This is what we speak of when we speak of a labour of love.

True value created with the power of kindness


for humanity


species found at estates


children receive education each year