Welcome To Ceciliyan Estate!

A way of life – since 1920 Tea has been a way of life for us . Our current tea is the culmination of all those years of experience spent mastering the fine art. Within the process lies an intangible magic. We invite you to learn more about this magical process.

Brief history of Ceciliyan, Nestling in the shadow of the Sinharaja forest, Ceciliyan estate is situated in a quaint little town called Kalawana.The plantation has been privately owned and was named after the wife of its first owner.We took ownership of this estate in the 1940s although we started planting tea as far back as 1920. 

Ceciliyan Name


Tea had been planted on the estate since the early 1920s. Based on village elders it is believed that Ceciliyan is the name of the wife of the original owner of the property. When we took over management of the property in the 1940s we decided to continue with the existing name of the property.

Ceciliyan Tea

Nestled in the hill country next to one of the largest rain forests in South East Asia Ceciliyan estate is part of a rich and diverse eco system where wildlife lives in perfect harmony with nature. Tea is grown in conjunction with rubber, Cinnamon, coconut and paddy. The soil is rich in nutrients, the winds are full of the smells of cinnamon, rubber and coconut.

It is in such an environment that our tea is grown. So when you brew a cup of our tea it not only contains the benefits of tea. But contains all the goodness of tea that is grown with love and care.