Vellai Oya Overview

The cultivation commenced in the year 1966 in this estate. There are approximately 9 springs within the estate, flora and fauna is enlightened to grow in the bank of the water ways and they are prevented from pollution. Spectacle orchids are a specialty for whoever visits the estate. You can also find the organic vegetable gardens well maintained by the women of the village in their backyards. Watawala Plantations helps these skilled women in funding the project and also in aspects like choosing the right crops etc. This is one of the projects implemented by the women empowerment team within the estate.

General Facts

Region

Medium Grown

Temperature

14-36˚C

Total Population

5256

Elevation

1331m

Rainfall

5862 mm. Wet Days 198

Contact Details

Telephone

+94 (0) 51 – 4921366 (Office)

+94 (0) 51 – 4921367 (Factory)

Email

Vellaioya@sunshineholdings.lk

Location

Vellai Oya Estate

Watawala, Sri Lanka

Characteristics

Rotovane/ Orthodox Medium

Leaf Appearance – Less browner, fairly twisted, cleaner leaf

Infusion – Coppery Bright

Liquor – Coloury thicker brisker with more strength

VP -87% SD 13%

Certifications

The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)

FLO