Hill Country Sri Lanka – Tea Experience

Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has almost become synonymous with golden sandy beaches, spices, tender coconuts, and the famous “Ceylon Tea”.  Tea was first introduced to the country during the British rule in Sri Lanka. And flourished when people recognized that multiple varieties of tea can be grown throughout the island. Today, tea estates are the most common thing you will see in many parts of Sri Lanka’s hill country.

The main tea growing areas in Sri Lanka are Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Uva district, Sabaragamuwa, Dambulla, and Ruhuna.  The tea grown in higher elevation is known to be lighter than tea grown in lower elevations. The different types of tea appeal to different people around the world. Some prefer it light, while others prefer it strong with a less subtle taste. 

A lot of the tea estates around the country have factories to collect, process and dispatch tea.

Tea Experiences

Many of these factories are open to the public and it is possible to take a guided tour through the entire factory. Where you will get a close view of how tea is plucked, selected, and processed in Sri Lanka. If you wish, you can take part in a detailed tea plucking exercise. The entire process is fascinating and it gives allows visitors to observe the lives and routine of Sri Lanka’s tea pluckers. Visiting a Tea factory is a memorable Tea Experience you can enjoy at Hill Country Sri Lanka.

Tea is a plant that is pivotal to the Sri Lankan economy and is the main source of income for a large population in Sri Lanka. Entire families are structured around tea and the work involved in processing, packaging and distributing it. Travel with us through Sri Lanka and witness how Ceylon tea is part of Sri Lanka’s DNA.

Hill Country Sri Lanka – Tea Experience

Going to a tea factory and experiencing is a must in your Holidays in Sri Lanka. All Tour Operators Sri Lanka recommends tea factory visit and other tea experiences.

Not only for tea, for Wild life Tours Sri Lanka, for your Beach Holidays Sri Lanka, for Adventure Tours Sri Lanka, for Honeymoon Tours Sri Lanka contact Journeyscapes.

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