Sinharajah An overview of the Sinharaja Rain Forest
New Vithanakande is situated near Ratnapura, the fabled city of gems, in the heart of the low country planting district of Sri Lanka. The factory is perched on a hill overlooking the world famous Sinharaja rain forest. This strategic location combined with favourable climatic conditions, gives New Vithanakande teas the special mellow character that distinguishes them from others.

Tea Ranges

Founding Father
P.B.H Pilapitiya

Initial construction had being undertaken in the early 1940’s and brought into production during the year 1947 by the late Punchi Bandara Herath Pilapitiya. With his demise in the year 1954, this concern went through usual family management transitions and in the year 1981 was taken over under a sole proprietorship by Navaratna Pilapitiya the youngest son of the founder, the present Chairman / Managing Director of New Vithanakande Tea Factory (Pvt) Ltd. Since then it has been going through continuous improvements and modernization. From an average of around 1500 lbs. of green leaf intake per day in the year of commencement 1981, it has now peaked to an average 22,000 kgms. of green leaf intake per day turning out around 140,000 kgms. of made tea monthly.

Black Tea and Health Benifits

loose tea recepies

Headed by Navaratna Pilapitiya the present Chairman cum Managing Director, a trained tea and rubber planter who learnt his trade on British owned estates during the last stages of foreign estate ownership in Sri Lanka along with a well trained and experienced Management cum Supervisory Staff together with a very dedicated manual workforce.