Imperial Tea Exports believes in small acts of generosity that can positively impact the community. Given the current crisis situation in the country, many people suffering even without having own capacity to provide basic needs themselves. In addressing this our CSR team took the initiative to give back to the community on the blessed “Poson poya” day by organizing a “bath dansala” to provide free lunch for those who are in need. Thousands of people lined up to obtain a free meal.
This event was organized in compliance to the guidelines laid down by the area Public Health Authority and the Police. The generous assistance of our staff contributed a lot to make this event a success.
Imperial Tea Exports successfully organized a blood donation campaign on 01st April 2022. The main purpose of this campaign was to raise awareness and encourage people to donate blood. All staff members and workers and their families who wished to donate blood participated at this event. This campaign was organized with the following precautions and guidelines for Covid-19.
Here are some highlights from the Blood donation campaign.
Imperial was yet again able to conduct a successful event for its employees celebrating the much-loved and appreciated Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Imperial Teas strongly believe in family values and their talents. This was a very colourful event with lots of fun games and activities. Here are some highlights from the event.
Imperial Tea was proud to have participated at the Gulfood Exhibition held from 13th to 17th February 2022 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
We are extremely delighted to inform you that we will be there in Moscow this time at the Prodexpo 2022 exhibition
Come and visit us we will be happy to meet you !!!!
We are delighted to inform you that we will be there in Dubai – 2022. Come and visit us. We will be happy to see you.
We are delighted to inform you that we will be at “Anuga Trade Fair” in Germany from 9th October to 13th October.
Come visit our stall at stand G-031 in Hall 7.1.
We will be happy to see you there!
The Colombo Tea Auction is the world’s largest single-origin tea auction held every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. On average about 6 million kilograms of Ceylon tea is sold each week.
The Covid disaster had a significant impact on all sectors of Sri Lanka and more or less severely affected the tea industry as well. The pandemic effect was such that finally even the Colombo tea auction had to be cancelled for 2 weeks. The economic impact was felt by tea growers, brokers, as well as tea plantation workers.
Due to the urgent need to re-launch the tea auction, Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Colombo Tea Traders’ Association (CTTA) have teamed up with local Microsoft partners, CICRA Solutions, to move towards faster digital alternatives. This was an effective alternative to protect the 150- year-old tea industry and the livelihoods of nearly two million people. This kept buyers and sellers socially isolated so that they could bid outside the auction rooms from their own home or workplace.
The weekly multi-million dollar tea auction used to be held in three rooms over two days with hundreds of brokers and buyers, but the conversion to E-auction allowed for safe selling and buying of tea. Due to the success of this, the leadership of our Managing Director, Mr. Jayantha Karunaratne who is the current Chairman of the Colombo Tea Traders’ Association was highly commended.
Another special moment in this historic milestone is that Imperial Tea Exports was the very first to successfully bid at the e-auction platform and therefore we had the honor of purchasing the first stock of tea at the first E- auction in the history of the tea industry.
Lots of research confirms that your health can potentially be increased by drinking tea.
Scientific evidence shows that black tea contains potent antioxidant compounds that can defend daily tea drinkers from many chronic diseases such as Covid-19.
Some health benefits of tea are presented here,
- Contains antioxidants.
- Tea contains a lower level of caffeine than coffee.
- Can decrease the risk of stroke and heart attack.
- Tea will aid in weight loss.
- Tea can help safeguard your bones
- The immune system can be strengthened by tea
- Help fight cancer
- The intestinal system can be calmed by herbal tea
- Tea is Calorie-free
Other studies have shown that teas can help protect the teeth and heart.
Black tea is an immune booster that can aid in the condition of Covid 19.
To classify ‘antiviral’ agents that may cure patients infected by COVID 19, multiple trials are underway worldwide in search of therapeutic alternatives. “Prevention is better than cure” though. The Sri Lanka Tea Research Institute has made a sincere attempt to research the “Power of Ceylon Black Tea” as a possible booster to help one’s immune system battle the virus when challenged.
The report of the Sri Lanka Tea Research Institute has shown that inhaling boiling water combined with Black Tea will make it easier to clean the paths to the lungs. Since the COVID-19 outbreak is a similar condition, it is hard for patients to breathe. Researchers at the Sri Lanka Tea Board Laboratory say that hot black tea is capable of flushing viruses stuck in the throat area with repeated intake.
The possible benefits of ingestion of Black & Green Tea in managing influenza and common cold usually triggered by viral infections have been demonstrated in several studies performed in different countries. Tea Polyphenols can bind and prevent the dissemination of the substrate of the influenza virus.
Daily, Sri Lankans drink 03 to 04 cups of tea. Therefore the habit of drinking tea can also lead to the low occurrence of coronavirus infected patients in addition to disease prevention steps.
About the circumstantial evidence available, it may be concluded that the daily intake of black tea (03 to 04 cups without sugar or milk) is very useful and related to boosting the immune system towards respiratory diseases in average human beings. As explained in this analysis, COVID-19 is an influenza-like disease that may be thought to be curtailed by theaflavins, one of the most active ingredients in Black Tea.
Consuming tea can effectively improve the immune system’s ability to resist infections. While tea contains many antioxidants and other compounds, which improve health, it is less clear how the catechin content affects immune function.
At the award ceremony held at Marino Beach Hotel, Colombo 03 on 08th August 2019, Imperial Teas Group website won the Silver Award for Best Advertising and Marketing website category. You may visit our website www.imperialteasgroup.lk for further information.