04 JULY 2017, COLOMBO: The iconic Galle Face Hotel is bustling with excitement with preparations to celebrate 150 years of Ceylon Tea on 6th July. The Colombo Tea Traders’ Association (CTTA), along with the Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) will host a “Global Tea Party” at the Galle Face Hotel to celebrate our nation’s history as a world class provider of tea.
Beginning in Fiji, down to New Zealand and continuing in every time zone, the tea party will be held in several countries at 5.00 p.m. in each time zone on the 6th of July. This will make it a continuous, twenty four hour global Ceylon Tea party.
In addition, the Galle Face Hotel will host Afternoon Tea at the Verandah as a part of this historic celebration. The hotel will launch their new Afternoon Tea platter complete with custom made crockery from Dankotuwa.
Traditional English afternoon tea at The Galle Face Hotel has long been hailed as Colombo's finest. The elegant stand starts with a section of delicate finger sandwiches, smoked salmon on rye, and savoury pastries. Dainty homemade sweet pasties follow, including Nuwara Eliya strawberry shortbread, and a passion and date cake. The freshly baked scones are a favorite among patrons, served with homemade jams and real clotted cream, exclusively made for the hotel by Tamarind gardens farm in Digana.