The tea from Sri Lanka is called Ceylon, after the former name of the island. The country is the world's fourth largest producer of tea and the industry is one the main sources of foreign exchange and a significant source of income for laborers, employing over 1 million people.
The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall in the country's central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in the mid 19th century by James Taylor; a British planter.
David visited Nandana Tea Factory in Sri Lanka to learn more about how tea is grown in Sri Lanka.
This video shows the complete process from educating the farmers to planting tea cuttings, to harvesting, to the factory.