International Tea Day in Melbourne celebrates seven flavours of Ceylon Tea
The seven regional flavours of Ceylon tea has reportedly been celebrated in Melbourne, Australia recently in a special ‘Ceylon Tea Evening.’
The event was attended by a multitude of distinguished personalities in Melbourne, including MP and the Co-Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Friends in the Victorian Parliament Craig Ondarchie, Victorian Multicultural Commission Chairperson Vivienne Nguyen, Australian Intercultural Society Executive Director Ahmet Keskin, Australia Tourism Former Deputy Chairperson Andrew Fairley, Australian Tea Masters CEO Sharyn Johnston, tea importers, members of the Consular Corps, bankers and media persons, the Daily FT has reported.
Addressing the gathering, Co-Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Friends in the Victorian Parliament Craig Ondarchie has reportedly said he enjoyed Ceylon tea since his childhood and appreciated the opportunity provided to bring the multicultural Victorian society together with tea.
Consul General Kapila Fonseka has made a presentation followed by a video, promoting Ceylon tea. Iced tea prepared using Ceylon tea and warmly brewed pure Ceylon teas were made available for the guests to taste.
According to reports, the Australian Tea Masters CEO had made an arrangement of Sri Lankan regional tea flavours and a tasting session while introducing the seven single origin regional teas of Sri Lanka.
The presence of the former Sri Lanka national cricket captain Tilakaratne Dilshan had enhanced the visibility and glamour of the tea evening as he had presented attendees with gift teas of his own Ceylon tea brand.
SriLankan Airlines Manager in Melbourne S.P. Mohan who was present in the event had made a presentation to the gathering about SriLankan Airlines’ services to Australia and around the world.
Sri Lanka is engaged in an aggressive campaign to promote its tea – Ceylon Tea – to regain its historical positioning as the number one tea brand in the global market. Sri Lankan authorities are engaged in developing and promoting the local tea plantation sector in a bid to further improve the yield. Also, authorities are looking at further promoting value additions to the local tea produce. All this has opened up many, mostly new, business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation industry. The many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country will also help further boost the industry.
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