Lion Logo

The symbol of quality. The lion logo is issued by the Tea Board of Ceylon. 

  1. The tea must be grown and manufactured entirely in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)
  2. Must confirm to strict quality standards laid down by the Tea Board of Sri Lanka
  3. Cannot be blended with tea from any other part of the world
  4. Must be packed in Sri Lanka 


The Lion of Ceylon

Indivisibly associated with the Ceylon Tea brand is the famous Lion of Ceylon logo, found only on packages of pure Ceylon tea packed in Sri Lanka prior to export. The logo is based on the Lion of Ceylon, an ancient heraldic device which decorates the national flag of Sri Lanka. It was first adopted by the Tea Propaganda Board, one of the precursors of the present Tea Board, and is a registered trademark in over a hundred countries around the world.