First Ceylon Tea Club in Scotland is launched

Stand of teas in different coloured tins

Stonehaven woman Punya Samarakoon brings her nation’s favourite tipple to our lips, introducing the first Ceylon Tea Club here in Scotland, based right on our doorstep, in Cammachmore.

The market for Ceylon tea remains untapped in Scotland, despite the country being known as a nation of committed tea drinkers. We consume an average of four cups a day, that’s 22 million cups a year, the Scottish tea market enjoying sales of £53m per annum with a continuous growth rate of 5% every year. However, incredibly, the world renowned Ceylon tea product remains virtually extinct in Scotland, hence Punya’s project.

It’s her ambition to provide the people of the North East access to a tailored selection of Ceylon teas, raising the awareness of this untapped delicacy. You’ll find tea ceremonies, tea tasting sessions and tea cocktail evenings.

To whet the appetite and to find out more just pop along to Cammies, Cammachmore, Stonehaven, AB39 3NR on Saturdays 10am-3pm. A full complement of Ceylon teas await and you’ll be interested to learn from Punya’s experiences in Sri Lanka’s ministry of plantation industries, where she arranged the shipping of the product all over the world.