Our Story

Basilur Tea was founded by Dr. Gamini Abeywickrama, an individual with decades of experience in producing and exporting the finest quality Ceylon tea. Dr. Gamini wanted to give the entire world the gift of Ceylon tea. However, he wanted to go about this in a special way. He wanted tea to become more than just a beverage. He wanted tea to become an experience. Therefore, he partnered with Mr. Andrey Mareev, a leading creative director, whos magical powers have gifted the world with some of the best tea designs and supporting materials that the tea industry has seen. Through this partnership, Basilur Tea was born!

At Basilur we take pride in the highest quality Ceylon tea and unique products that we offer, which have been carefully developed over a decade of excellence and innovation. Through cutting edge technology, creativity and constant research and development, our products personify the luxurious elements of the finest teas on earth. Through an uncompromised quality process, our state of the art manufacturing plant produces a wide variety of tea which we then export to countries all over the world. Basilur’s constant innovations, uniqueness in packaging and tea blends have positioned our products as an exclusive premium range globally. The growing number of accolades and awards are a testament of Basilur’s superior quality and innovation.

We believe that the experience of drinking tea should be an everyday celebration and a joyous affair, which brings family and friends together. Each of our products depicts this idea of celebration, joy and togetherness. We offer a vast range of teas for every occasion, every season of the year and every personal celebration. Tea connoisseurs around the world regard Basilur teas as an otherworldly experience as each tea has its own uniqueness, characteristics, taste notes and aroma. From deep dark brews, to teas similar to the characteristics of fine champagne, the endless varieties are nature’s most precious gifts!

The Chairman

Seasoned tea taster, medical doctor, humble industrialist and devoted family man are but a few words to describe Dr. Gamini Abeywickrama, the mastermind behind the premium tea brand, Basilur. 

His dream of bringing back an age-old tea tea gifting culture, and re-introducing the world authentic Ceylon tea, paved the way to establishing the premium tea brand Basilur in 2006. The award winning brand continues to grow with his expertise in tea innovation and creativity.

Dr Gamini Abeywickrama (Chairman)

Mr Andrey Mareev (Director)

The Creative Director

Mr. Andrey Mareev, has been our Chief Creative Director, since the inception. An expert in Product Research & Development, Arts, Designing and Teaching, he possesses an innate ability to conceptualize unique ideas, that have defined our brand for over a decade.

Each product has been skilfully designed to express the key idea behind every collection, with much elegance. His deep understanding of different cultures and their artistry, remains a true reflection in his work, which continues to set us apart from the rest.

Our state of the art production facility

At Basilur, the quality of the tea that we provide to our customers is our utmost priority. This is why we have ensured that our production facility based in Ceylon is a state-of-the art facility that guarantees we are able to meet the strictest quality, sanitary and hygiene requirements in all our products. Set in a sprawling 6 acre plot of land surrounded by lush greenery, our production facility is encapsulated by nature which gives our employees a unique working environment.

We are a quality-oriented company with a sophisticated manufacturing plant, situated in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Well-equipped with the latest technology and seasoned professionals, we are continuously driven by best industry practices to maximize production standards. In addition to the ‘Grade A’ Tea Tasters, and the state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, we are armed with an optimum in-house laboratory facility, which ensures consistent product safety. Reinventing the wheel at every turn, Basilur continues to introduce innovative solutions to the tea industry worldwide.