Business News from Sri Lanka: The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto participated in the fourth annual Tea Festival held at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario from 9th to 10th November 2019. Among the participants, there were over 20 tea vendors and other private sector entities, dealing with tea and other natural products.
Sample tea sachets and brochures provided by the Sri Lanka Tea Board were distributed, while tea from Nuwara Eliya, Uda Pussellawa, Dimbula, Kandy, Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Ruhuna was served to over 500 visitors. Sri Lanka Tourism travel brochures and herbal tea products were also displayed.
The stall promoted Ceylon tea while creating awareness among visitors on Sri Lanka’s rich tea culture, history of Ceylon tea and tea cultivation in Sri Lanka. Many visitors showed their interest in purchasing Ceylon tea and information with regard to the Ceylon tea vendors in Canada was shared with them.
The promotional event was a success and therefore, the Consulate General intends to participate at the next year’s Burlington Tea Festival as well.