The Mabroc Story

Simple ideas can make dreams come true and the story of Mabroc starts off the way many great stories do; with a piping hot cup of tea.

Mabroc was the brainchild of a small group of tea enthusiasts who had one simple idea: make the best tea Sri Lanka can produce and gift it to the world.

Supplying the finest pure Ceylon tea to the world started as a dream by a small group of Sri Lankan tea lovers back in 1988.

Today, Mabroc supplies pure Ceylon tea to over 50 countries. We’re also the 8th largest tea exporter in Sri Lanka. Over 12.5 million kilos of premium Ceylon tea are grown each year in our 9,605 hectares of pristine tea gardens and processed in 48 tea factories before making their way into the world.

We ensure quality on every step of its journey from tea bud to taste bud.

That’s why our pure Ceylon tea is talked about.

Unsurprisingly, so is our range of aromatic organic spices & spice seasonings – for which we’re justifiably famous. Our herbal blends are unique with Ayurvedic ingredients adding value to the discerning consumers.

Welcome to Mabroc, the home of Ceylon Tea

Our Mission

To be the preferred and most reliable Tea exporter in Sri Lanka.

Our Vision

To add value to our products and services through innovation and integrity ensuring long term growth whilst caring for all our stakeholders.

Our Values

Integrity

To ensure that we are responsible in all our activities to the environment, our customers and our staff.

Reliability

To be a company our customers, our staff and our communities can rely on and, above all, trust.

Social Responsibility

To take responsibility within our wider community and deliver positive benefits that will enrich their lives.

Hayleys Group

Hayleys today has been a journey of accomplishments for over 143 years.

Active in 16 business sectors and in many overseas countries, it’s now the leading exporter in Sri Lanka, the 1st listed company to cross US$1 billion in revenue and judged its “Best Corporate Citizen”.

Hayleys truly lives up to its vision of being Sri Lanka’s corporate inspiration at all times.

Our Plantations

Mabroc is the marketing sector of the largest plantation company in the country - which itself is the largest producer of Ceylon teas - from which the full range of high, mid and low grown teas are produced.

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Our History

  1. 1988

    In 1988, a group of 6 young tea tasters with a collective experience of over 100 years started a brand that would capture the hearts of many discerning tea drinkers around the globe.

    The name MABROC was created by letters from each of the founders' names. As with many great stories like Google & Apple, this too started in a garage.

    (L-R)Malsri Hanwella, Niraj De Mel , Rohan Perera ,, Bandula Jayasekara, Claude Perera, Niran Ranatunge
  2. 1988

    This was the first Spitter that Mabroc used in a modest Tea tasting set up.

    The brand has come very far and developed into a world-class outfit.

  3. 1988

    This was the initial version of our brand logo which was created at our inception.

  4. 1992

    We shifted into a bigger office with more facilities at Anderson Road, Colombo 05.

  5. 1994

    We were one of the pioneers in the trade to add fruit pieces and flower petals to tea and as well to black and green tea in one single blend. The result was a crowd favourite called Nights of 1000 Stars.

  6. 1994

    Mabroc was soon a crowd favourite in Russia. The East and West of the country were soon competing with each other to top the largest orders.

  7. 1994 August

    Mabroc was soon a household name with regular airtime on radios and TV. This is a TV commercial that paid homage to the Sri Lankan elephant.

  8. 1995

    Our own office was built with all facilities in Rajagiriya.

  9. 1996

    A large extent of land was purchased in Kiribathgoda in close proximity to the Colombo port by the 6 founding members to build our own stores and production facility.

  10. 1997

    Our present facility straight after it was built. This property was used as only the factory initially. At present, it's a world-class blending and packing facility complete with a fully-fledged tea room.

  11. 2000

    Mabroc has always been a fun place to work at. Employees are nurtured to be their best versions. This is a picture of one of our production teams in 2000.

  12. 2007

    In 2006, Mabroc was the first ethical tea brand in the world to join the UNGC (United Nations Global Compact). It joined hands with the ethical tea partnership which is an independent governing body, and HomeFor Every Plantation Worker, Hayleys Group's CSR programme.

  13. 2007

    In this range we use Single Garden, Unblended teas sourced from our very own plantations across the island. The range was launched at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.

  14. 2008

    The Legends range which is one of the flagship ranges of the brand was given a new burst of creative energy by this range that came complete with caddies made to the shape of the logo.

  15. 2010

    Mabroc was acquired by diversified multinational conglomerate Hayleys PLC. Chairman Mr. Mohan Pandithage visits the Kiribathgoda premises.

  16. 2010

    Passing on the baton of leadership. This image has our founding Chairman, Mr. Rohan Perera, the MD from 2011-2014, Mr. JAG Anandarajah and the Chairman of the Hayleys Group Mr. Mohan Pandithage.

  17. 2011

    The present brand logo of Mabroc. It portrays a story of a ship that sails across the globe with tea.

  18. 2014

    This certification helps businesses and organisations be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction.

  19. 2014

    Sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to it. It maps out what an organisation needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe.

  20. 2015

    Agricultural products: The Rainforest Alliance seal means that the product or specified ingredient was grown on farms certified to the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard, with sustainable agriculture practices observed.

  21. 2015

    Given for good manufacturing practices in tea manufacturing, packaging, storing and blending. All brands that apply for this certification are audited by the Sri Lanka Tea Board. Good manufacturing practices are awarded by the SLTB (Sri Lanka Tea Board).

  22. 2016

    Recognised scheme of audit and certification of food safety management systems in the food supply chain. FSSC 22000 is a certification scheme that absorbs ISO 22000 and contains a more extensive list of standards to be met by the enterprise.

  23. 2016

    Mabroc ventures into the vending machine market to supply instant tea made at some of their own factories with tea harvested from their very own plantations. With state-of-the-art machinery and quality produce, we are on a journey to make tea accessible to all in double quick time.

  24. 2018

    Horana Plantations joins Hayleys Plantations to collectively produce the largest amount of tea in Ceylon. It owns a portfolio of 11 estates and 9 factories, and will strengthen the plantations arm of the group.

  25. 2018

    Uda Radella Estate is a premier tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya that's strongly rooted by the strength of Hayleys Plantations. Mabroc functions as the marketing arm for Hayleys Plantations. The estate created a specially-manufactured variety that is complex in method and time-consuming to say the least. This would soon be a favourite brew in the East.

  26. 2020

    This certification is awarded by the control union for certifications. It's given for a list of Mabroc's product ingredients such as tea, fruit pieces, flower petals, fruit extracts and as well as their processes, namely administration, packaging, blending, inspection and exporting to name a few.

  27. 2020

    This year 2020 saw a global pandemic. The tea board dusted off a blueprint that was hatched almost 20+ years ago to take the Colombo Tea auction digital.

  28. 2021

    Mabroc was awarded a certificate for good hygiene practices and safety measures. This was awarded by an independent governing body.

  29. 2021

    Mabroc becomes energy efficient in a drive to reduce its carbon footprint by harnessing renewable energy using solar power.

Global Reach

Our fine Ceylon Teas have reached many far-flung shores.

From Alaska to Australia; Japan to Germany, Chile to Russia.

And we’re adding new countries every month.

We serve over 200 clients who buy our products and offer them to their own discerning customers.

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Sustainability & CSR

Our commitment to the environment and the local communities who support our brand and plantations makes us one of the most respected companies in the country in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Whilst we deliver on our promises and deliver many projects covering sustainability and CSR, we are constantly planning ahead for ways to achieve a better future for both.

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