Birth of Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory and Plantations
Built in 1940, during the British rule, the factory is perched 1,230 meters above sea level in the cool climes of the Uva region, located 200 Kms from Colombo and 6 Kms from Ella, a picturesque little hamlet in the Uva province. The tea factory was acquired by Mr A.P.D Abeyrathne, Chairman of U.H.E Group, in 1970 as a small-scale factory producing only 20,000 kg per month back in the day.
Since its acquisition by Mr. A. P. D. Abeyrathne in 1971, the factory has grown into one of the largest tea factories in Sri Lanka. In fact, in 2008 the factory was named the largest tea producer in Sri Lanka’s Uva region. Within just three and a half decades, it has grown rapidly; from humble beginning with a production capacity of 20,000 kg a month, powered by 15 workers and 2 lorries, to the current impressive turnout of 150,000 kg per month with over 40 lorries collecting tea per day with a man power of over 300 workers.
Our skilled team of industry experts takes utmost care in brewing a range of high quality teas utilizing the modern state of the art machinery and manufacturing procedures. Our expert team of tea- tasters and connoisseurs work round the clock to bring you innovative blends and brews to keep improving your experience with Halpè tea each day. The modern state of the art factory ensures maximum hygiene of your tea leaves by following automated processing across its entire chain of production which has minimum human contact.