Our Story

It began when I was a little girl. My Easter school holidays were spent at a bungalow up in the tea plantations, high up in the hills of Sri Lanka.

I remember silence and sunlight: cool mornings, tea leaves glistening with dew, bushes neatly trimmed to waist height and terraces that blanketed the slopes of the hills all around.

Tea was served so fresh, that the aroma of pure Ceylon tea was one I could never forget.

From those childhood memories Mortier’s Tea was born and has been guided by a single principle: that the natural goodness of a flavourful tea, direct from a Sri Lankan tea estate to your cup, is best.

Mortier’s teas are hand-picked and traditionally made, without any artificial flavourings or colourings (or cornflowers or rosepetals!)

And we give credit to the Sri Lankan estates whose daily work produces your cup of tea, by proudly naming them on our teas.

Rochelle Mortier

Best Highland Estates

Mortier's selects the best single estate Ceylon teas; high grown (above 4500 ft) from single estates in the Nuwara Eliya, UVA, Dimbula, and Maskeliya regions.

Traditionally Made Tea

Handpicked, withered, rolled and fermented; our teas are made by experienced tea makers using traditional processes.

Pure Ceylon Tea - Provenance & Authenticity 

Mortier's teas will always carry the ‘lion logo' - proof of 100% pure Ceylon tea, packed in Sri Lanka.

Responsibly Sourced

Mortier's teas are sourced directly by us from well managed estates. Some are fair trade and owned by the community, illustrating the best examples of corporate responsibility in Sri Lanka.

All our selected estates maintain labour standards and supporting worker benefits.

All our teas are packed in Sri Lanka to support the local economy.