teakruthi

Dear tea lover,

If you are a true #TeaLover, as we are, you’d agree that a good cuppa tea is hard to come by. Most of today’s leading tea brands found in the grocery are mass produced with artificial additives, contain GMOs or residue from chemical fertilizers. We started teakruthi with the simple mission to serve a GOOD cuppa tea for #TeaLovers worldwide.

This begins at the source. Since the time of England’s Queen Victoria (the late 1800’s), our home Sri Lanka has been renowned for producing some of the world’s best teas commonly known as ‘Ceylon tea’. So we scoured our island nation in search of the finest tea leaves Sri Lanka has to offer. All our teas are sustainably grown and include no artificial additives.

A cuppa teakruthi is not just another cuppa Ceylon tea, but is guaranteed good for you and good for the planet. If not, you’ll get your money back. We are always open to your feedback, please reach out at help@teakruthi.com.

From Ceylon with love,

Dilan Fernando

Dilan Fernando,
Co-founder and #TeaMaster

Lasith Lansakara

Lasith Lansakara,
Co-founder and #TeaLover

Good for you: All-natural and garden-fresh, guaranteed!

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We source our teas from speciality tea gardens committed to natural and sustainable farming practices. All our growers produce non-GMO teas, and some certified through the Ethical Tea Partnership, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and USDA as Organic.

Our predictive analytics help us source our teas ‘just-in-time’ within a week of harvesting from tea gardens. We purchase our teas in small-batches which means unlike large commercial brands, we don't stock mass quantities of teas in a warehouse, leaving it to wither and the flavour to flatten. You receive your tea immediately after it is plucked and processed, without any artificial preservatives to maintain its taste.

Good for the planet

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For us, it is not just about a great tasting cuppa tea but also about how it is made. We strive to minimize our footprint and overall impact on the world we live in. Our tea gardens follow sustainable farming practices without the use of hazardous pesticides (methyl bromides), and all employees receive a fair and equitable wage. All our packaging uses recycled or reusable material.

As much as we try however, we realize our operations and value-chain isn’t 100% carbon neutral. We have therefore partnered with Carbonfund.org to donate 2% of every teakruthi purchase towards a Carbonfree off-set project.

What is teakruthi?

සංස්කෘතිය
 · /saṁskṛtiya/ 

Sinhala for culture · noun · The customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group

Our name teakruthi, pronounced /tiːkṛuuthi/, comes from a blend of the English word tea (for the beverage we love so much) with the Sinhala word සංස්කෘතිය. At teakruthi, we are not just #TeaLovers. As Sri Lankans, we have tea rooted deep within our cultural heritage and hope to share the very best of this with #TeaLovers across the world.

Meet our team

Dilan Fernando

Dilan Fernando

Co-founder and #TeaMaster

My family operates one of the top 10 tea exporters in Sri Lanka, and I grew up learning everything there is to know about tea. Tea is my life and I personally handcraft your teakruthi teas. My favourite cup of teakruthi is The Ceylonese.

Lasith Lansakara

Lasith Lansakara

Co-founder and #TeaLover

My quest for a healthier drink than coffee led to disappointment at the tea available in Toronto supermarkets. I am now an avid #TeaLover and am responsible for the customer experience with every cuppa teakruthi. My favourite cup of teakruthi is Lemon Kandy.

Taste of Ceylon

I really enjoyed this tea reminding me of a visit to Sri Lanka last year where we visited a tea plantation. I like most teas but my preference is now Ceylon.

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Ian Parke

So glad I ordered

This is excellent tea! Very fresh and great combinations. I haven’t tried all of them yet but I’m sure I will be pleased. Shipping is fast, customer service is prompt and thorough, and the price is right. I will definitely order again.

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Barbara Graf

Best tea ever!

I recently switched to morning tea from coffee. I must say I love this tea! It is both rich and full bodied, but is low in tannins so has a very smooth finish. I have this every day now! Try it. You won’t regret it!

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Quincy Young

Amazing full-bodied tea!

I am extremely happy with this tea as I like full-bodied and strong tea with milk and this is one of the best I have tasted for a long time. The tea is powerful, long after-taste and refreshing at the same time.

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Paul Micallef

Very good quality

I'm very satisfied. The delivery always on time - always very good quality!

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Bruno Jordi

Strongly recommended

Delighted Exceptional experience - the excitement building up as soon as I open the sealed zip lock pouch. The smell of freshness from dried leaf and neat appearance. Strong positive sign of freshness... Keep it up with the standard...

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Cheong Yeow Low

Superb product and Customer Service

I wanted to find ethically sourced teas that are tasty enough to stand up on their own merits. I consider the Southern Malt tea a success in this regard... the staff are friendly, responsive and generally provide great Customer service...

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Martin

Flavor balanced and full

Soft and delicate tea, full of aroma and fresh. In addition to its remarkable healing qualities... this Ceylon Ivory is a gustatory pleasure full of sensations. Its flavor is balanced and full... An unforgettable tea.

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Pedro Fernandez