To Protect the Lands & Empower Farmers
To Protect the Lands & Empower Farmers
Award-Winning Tea with a Purpose
Walters Bay is a socially & environmentally responsible Ceylon tea company with true origin traceability from farm-to-cup. Our facilities are located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, where the perfect soil and an ideal year-round climate produce the world's finest tea. By purchasing this tea from Walters Bay, you are promoting social and environmental sustainability initiatives in Sri Lanka where our tea is grown, processed, and packaged. Sustainability initiatives include childcare centers, schools, retirement savings plans, and medical care for our co-op farmers and their families. Without question, the care provided to our workers and their families is directly reflected in the quality of our pure Ceylon tea.
Rainforest Alliance Certified Tea
Rainforest Alliance Certified Tea means…
Livelihoods: contributing to lifting rural people out of poverty by improving sustainable livelihood opportunities for farmers, workers, and their families.
Climate: training farmers to grow better crops using climate-smart agriculture, which help them mitigate and adapt to climate impacts.
Forests and biodiversity: promoting more sustainable land management practices to protect forests, biodiversity, and natural resources.
Human rights: addressing human rights abuses like child and forced labor, low wages, poor working conditions, and gender inequality.
Learn more at www.rainforest-alliance.org.
100% Hand Plucked Tea
The journey of a cup of Walters Bay pure Ceylon tea begins with the plucker, who hand selects each leaf while ensuring the freshest and most tender tea leaves to offer the highest tea quality. These leaves then undergo a meticulous process. They are weighed, withered, rolled, fermented, fired, and graded. These leaves are meticulously processed within 24 hours to guarantee the ultimate in freshness, quality, and flavor.
The result: a tea of the highest quality. Every cup of our pure Ceylon tea contains the contribution from both nature and our dedicated co-op farmers.
Experienced Tea Masters
Carefully hand plucked, tender tea leaves, withered to perfection by expert Tea Masters is the first step of making a perfect cup of tea. Our expert Tea Masters have a combined experience of 30 years!
Social Sustainability Initiatives
At Walters Bay, we believe that every cup of tea reflects the treatment of the environment and our workers. This is why we strive to use only sustainable agricultural practices and provide our workers with generous benefits and resources.
Healthcare: Free medical clinics for community tea farmers and their families. We continuously upgrade healthcare facilities and medical equipment to better serve the co-op farmer community.
Education: Walters Bay builds and upgrades school infrastructures and provides educational materials to ensure a proper learning environment for everyone.
Fair Wages: Our co-op farmers receive above market rate standard compensation for their harvest, which serves to economically empower the tea farming communities.
True Origin Traceability
The close relationship we have with our growers coupled with our strict food safety certification system allows Walters Bay to easily trace the origins of our teas. We oversee every aspect of production, from farming to processing to sales and marketing. From bush to cup, we control the entire tea supply chain. Want to know where Walters Bay tea comes from? We keep detailed records of our products, allowing us to trace their origins back to the fields in which the leaves were grown.
We offer the highest quality teas that are fully substantiated at competitive pricing. We believe we are the only tea company that offers "direct from the bush" 100% hand plucked, premium Ceylon tea with origin traceability and a completely sustainable tea business model in commercial scale. Our customers can leverage our unique marketable traits to set them apart from their competition.
We offer a full spectrum tea products to wholesale customers across many distribution channels. Our award-winning, premium iced and hot teas can be offered with custom tea specifications and packaging options in scale. Become our customer.