Tea in Transit to Wharf Ceylon

Tea in Transit to Wharf Ceylon

ca. 1910
13.90x
8.85cm

The Sri Lankan tea industry grew from 250 acres under cultivation in 1876 to almost 400,000 acres in 1900.8 Some 150 million tonnes of tea were produced in 1900 worth 50 million rupees, half of Ceylon’s total exports. Growth was stimulated by marketing postcards like this published on behalf of Lipton’s Tea, helping to make it one of the most recognized brand around the world and certainly in the subcontinent.