Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka

Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is famous the world over for its fine white sand beaches, delicious food, love for cricket and of course tea. Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s former colonial name is still synonymous with tea production. When we were on the south coast of Sri Lanka earlier this year, we discovered that near to where we were staying was a tea plantation that specialised in Virgin White Tea, one of the rarest tea’s in the world. Being an Englishman, I was not going to miss the opportunity of having a fine cup of tea was I?

Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka

We had such a wonderful day trying all the different tea’s and learning all about tea production. The guides and pickers were so passionate about their jobs I will never look at the humble tea bag in the same way. In fact, since our visit to the plantation, I have started using a lot more loose tea as there is much more flavour.

Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka


Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka

If you are visiting Sri Lanka, we highly recommend you visit a tea plantation. You can find lots in the Hill Country or if you are on the South Coast you can visit the Handunugoda Tea estate like we did.


Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka

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Paul Farrugia

Paul Farrugia is a an avid traveller and blogger. When he is not travelling he likes to spend his free time reading, going to festivals and sitting down enjoying a nice glass of red! If you would like to reach him send him an e-mail to [email protected]

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  1. Protip says

    WOW for the tour! Tea is my most favourite beverage and I feel loose tea is the only way to enjoy it… though I prefer granules instead of leaves.

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