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.
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.
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