Harrison Malayalam Ltd bagged five awards in the 13th edition of ‘The Golden Leaf India Awards’ (TGLIA). The final screening was done in Dubai by a panel of international tea tasters from the buying community.
The five awards include two for Lockhart estate- Munnar, two for Wentworth estate- Nilgiri and one for Pattumalay estate- Vandiperiyar.
After shortlisting, the tea underwent stringent tests for pesticides and heavy metal residue, followed by a benchmark process which makes these teas the best of its kind on an international level.
“As in previous years, HML bags maximum number of awards. This is a testimony to our quality, capabilities and commitment to sustainability and product safety”, said N. Dharmaraj, CEO and Whole-time Director, HML SBU-A.
The TGLIA awards is the first ever Structured Tea Quality competition jointly conducted by UPASI and the Tea Board of India since 2005. It involves a two tier screening process.
All of Harrison teas are certified by national and international agencies like TrusTea, Rainforest Alliance, ETP and UTZ which ensures good agricultural practices, environment sustainability, employee welfare and livelihood of communities, product safety and safety at workplace.
Apart from HML’s brand ‘Surya’, which is a 100 per cent pesticide free tea, Harrison Malayalam exports a bulk of their teas worldwide.