Bluefield Tea Gardens was started by a visionary banker, Maurice Worms, in the early 1800s. Acquiring forest lands in 1841, he initiated tea cultivation, marking the birth of the small tea garden that evolved into Bluefield Tea. Over the years, Bluefield grew, weathering challenges and contributing to Sri Lanka’s tea industry. Today, Bluefield Tea is a story that continues to unfold with every harvest and every poured cup, inviting enthusiasts to savor the essence of this extraordinary journey.
James Taylor plants the first tea seedlings in Loolecondera estate, laying the foundation for commercial tea cultivation in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
The Worms Legacy:
Maurice Worms acquires forest lands in Pussellawa, initiating tea cultivation. The small tea garden expands into vast plantations, and the firm of G and MB Worms is established in 1842.
The Tea Research Institute
Established to maximize fields and enhance production methods, the Tea Research Institute becomes instrumental in Ceylon’s tea industry.
Colonial Tea Cultivation
The first Colonial tea fields begin cultivation, marking a shift in tea trade dynamics with local expertise playing a more prominent role.
Needwood Tea plantation converts to an organic tea plantation, highlighting Bluefield’s commitment to sustainable and organic practices.
Under the leadership of Mr. M Nizar, Bluefield gains rapid development, acquiring additional tea estates like Ganethenna and Theberton, and the Needwood Tea Factory.
Celebrating 175 Years
Bluefield Tea celebrates 175 years of tea and tradition, reflecting on its rich history and contributions to Ceylon’s tea heritage.
Bluefield Tea continues to thrive as one of the oldest and strongest tea estates, contributing to the world of Ceylon tea and preserving a legacy of excellence for over 182 years.
'Bluefield' the Name
As part of the agricultural industry, we fully depend on our surrounding, just as it depends on us. That’s why we grow our produce organically and sustainably. Over the past decades the carbon footprint of the winery has been positive, which is something we’re really proud of.
Witnessing the sight of vibrant green tea leaves merging with the endless blue skies at sunrise, the founders gave the name “Bluefield.” The name reflects the unwavering commitment to crafting teas that embody the beauty of the captivating surroundings in Ramboda.