Who we are

Herman Teas from Ceylon is an independent Global Luxury Tea Brand, and is produced at the family owned Handunugoda tea estate nestled in Southern Province Sri Lanka. Our team is driven by deep passion and commitment in revealing the allure of tea as a health beverage.We at the Handunugoda tea estate, do not mass produce our exquisite teas in an industrial manner; we are artisanal producers of highly sort after world renown, Luxury Teas. Our tea Collection is exclusively created and handmade by the sole proprietor Herman Gunaratne himself. High-quality whole leaf tea is sourced from local tea gardens using only Orthodox methods of tea production, and can be brewed several times.
Our teas have won many acclaimed international awards, and among them is the highly sought after award for the ‘Most Innovative Tea’ at the ‘Anuga Fair in Cologne’ for its Signature Selection’s Ceylon Souchong, Saphire Oolong, and Flowery Cammellia.Herman Teas advocate in bringing fairness of business to the workers and building communities through our ‘Tea without Tears’ initiative.



To be the Leader in Luxury Teas’ with Significant Global Presence.



Delight the expectations of customers and consumers around the world with our exotic teas, whilst adding value to the lives of our employees and stakeholders.

Our Uniqueness

1. Signature Taste:

The only tea estate in the world situated in close proximity to the sea, creates the distinctive flavour of our teas.

2. Pure Ceylon Tea:

100% Ceylon tea unmixed / original tea with all natural flavours, grown in an insecticide and pesticide free environment and is grown and sourced from a single tea estate.

3. Garden Fresh:

Handpicked and packed at our tea gardens to ensure freshest and finest tea.

4. Orthodox Tea:

Traditional tea crafting methods with time tested techniques perfected through centuries of tea production.

5. Tea without Tears:

Fairness in the business of tea with benefits flown to the workers and their communities.


  • Award by the National Chamber of Exporters as the Best small scale exporter.
  • ‘Most innovative teas in the world at The Anuga Food Fair’ in Cologne Germany.
  • Virgin white tea is marketed and servecd at several luxury tea boutiques around the world, and amongst them is the coveted luxury tea salon Mariage Frères International of Faubourg Saint Honore, Paris.
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