Sip for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is experiencing a serious financial crisis - the island nation is on the brink of bankruptcy.

The power is off for around eight hours every day and people are struggling to access essential items including food, fuel and medicine - they are missing meals and unable to get to work. 

The situation is so bad, public servants have been given every Friday off to grow their own food and reduce petrol consumption.

Inflation has risen to 40 per cent!

Tea is Sri Lanka’s biggest export commodity, usually accounting for more than A$1.8 billion annually, and here at Origin Tea , we are among the top five exporters of Sri Lankan tea into Australia. 

Our tea products are created from a single source - we only use Sri Lanka's finest Ceylon tea, so we are experiencing firsthand the impact of the financial crisis and want to do more to help. 

We are currently keeping hundreds of Sri Lankans in employment (and thousands more indirectly), using diesel reserves to shuttle them to and from work, and to fuel generators at our Colombo factory.

Despite the impossible conditions, we want to grow our business so we can create more jobs and keep money flowing into Sri Lanka.

With the situation in Sri Lanka worsening by the day, making and exporting our tea has become vital to helping families get food on the table and get through the current crisis, so we're urging Australians to #sipforSriLanka.

For every packet of Origin Tea  Chai sold in July (Sticky or Chai Latte) - we have pledged to share a chai with Sri Lanka to bring some comfort to local communities at this tough time. 

In Sri Lanka, chai time is a great way for families, friends and neighbours to pause and connect – the simple act of sipping tea is embedded in their culture and we want to ensure this small pleasure continues to bring a moment of joy despite the ongoing crisis. 

In addition, this GoFundMe page is about getting money to Sri Lankans in need of basic necessities such as medicine and food.

We will match the goal donation amount up to $10,000. 

For more information visit our Origin Tea Website here  - www.origintea.com


Christopher Seaton
Karawatha QLD

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