The story of The Tea Centre of Stockholm began far away from the Swedish capital. Many decades ago, a young boy was sent by his father from his northern Sri Lanka home to spend the summer with his uncle at a tea plantation in the southern part of the island nation. The trip was simply meant to provide a change of scenery between semesters, but the boy, curious and observant as he was, made more out of the plantation strolls and chats with the working people than anyone, himself included, could ever imagine.
One of the peculiar things that the boy noticed around the plantation were the big boxes with the strange writings on them – Amsterdam, London, Paris. He had no idea what these words meant at the time. Little did he know just how familiar he would become not just with the boxes and their mysterious contents, but also their destined journey.