Mlesna Tea Center and Tea Kiosk


March 2021| 77 views

Step into a world of Ceylon Tea at Mlesna, Liberty Plaza where their two outlets; the Tea Center and Tea Kiosk offer a range of premium Ceylon Tea and exquisite gift items.

Words Udeshi Amarasinghe. | Photographs Menaka Aravinda.

The Mlesna Tea Center at Liberty Plaza was opened on September 25, 1985 and it is their first outlet. The interior has an old world charm with wooden paneling and stone finishing. Rows and rows of a variety of Ceylon Teas are displayed within.

Mlensa was the first to introduce Ceylon Tea as gifts, with beautiful and ornate packaging. Thus, at the Tea Center you would find a range of gift items such as exquisite ornaments, tea sets, wooden chests with a choice of tea and much more. Eye-catching on display are the 22 karat plated gold and platinum tea sets. 

The range of tea offered include black tea, green tea, flavored tea and infusions as well as herbal teas. Representing all tea growing regions of Sri Lanka – Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Uda Pussellawa, Uva, Dimbula, Sabaragamuwa and Ruhunu – customers have a choice of tea to select from at the Mlesna Tea Center.

The Loolecondera tea produces the strongest brew and another popular variety is the Adam’s Peak tea. Silver Tips, which is the most expensive tea is available in tea bags or loose tea.

In this present day, herbal teas such as ginger tea, soursop, chamomile, rooibos and mint have gained greater popularity. Green teas are also available in flavored and herbal varieties. Furthermore, fitness tea is another product that has gained much interest. The daily use black tea varieties are Strong Brew and Rich Brew.

At Mlesna Tea Center, items that are used for the making of tea such as tea strainers and infusers are also available. The collection of tea  available at Mlesna Tea Center is expansive providing tea for any moment or purpose.

On the same level at Liberty Plaza, a few stores away is the Mlesna Tea Kiosk. It is a charming outlet with stained glass windows, and wooden finishing. It is reminiscent of a plush tea boutique during colonial times. At the Kiosk, single estate teas are available in loose leaf packs. Further more, green tea as well as flavored tea are also available in loose form. These are all unblended tea varieties.

Providing premium Ceylon Tea to the discerning tea consumer, Mlesna Tea Center and Kiosk at the Liberty Plaza will provide you with a wonderful choice of Ceylon Tea, offered in attractive packaging that will be suitable for any occasion.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9.30am to 4.00pm Mlesna Tea Center 29 Ground Floor
Liberty Plaza, Colpetty (+94 11) 257 4545/ (+94) 762 492 031 mlesnalp@gmail.com mlesnateas.com

Mlesna Tea Kiosk 43 A Ground Floor Liberty Plaza, Colpetty (+94 11) 257 5101