All regulatory functions connected with the cultivation, manufacture and quality development of tea are the responsibility of the Tea Commissioner’s Division.
Operating through a network of seven regional offices, the division undertakes the registration and certification of Ceylon Tea brands, ensuring that only brands which meet the Board’s stringent quality standards carry the Lion logo.
The following is a list of regulatory and executive activities carried out by the division:
Tea Commissioner’s Division & Tea Exports Branch
Registration of Manufactures and Factories.
Reasonable Price payable for bought leaf.
Quality control of green leaf.
Quality improvement activities of Tea.
The “B leaf 60” program to improve the green tea leaf standard.
Rush crop management program during festival season.
Subsidy scheme for factory modernization & replanting.
Quality monitoring system.
Establishment of good manufacturing practices (GMP) in Tea factories.
Licensing of dealers in green tea leaf.
Processing of refuse tea.
Registration of Tea Exporters, Packers, Warehouses & Importers.
Issued import permits for importation of tea.
Maintenance of minimum quality standard ISO 3720 for made Tea.
Denaturing of tea due to unsuitability for consumptions.