You would think that tea, like most crops, would have the same planting and harvesting seasons across that isn’t quite so. Each province has its own ‘best season’ to produce tea, what the industry refers to as a Quality Season.
The season for the Western Highlands extending up to Nuwara Eliya begins in January and prevails up to the end of March. The next quality season for the Eastern Highlands commences at the end of July and continues up to early September. Climatic conditions in the low country have effectively no season and very little change occurs on a day to day basis.