Sri Lanka Experiences - Tea Experience
Nuwara Eliya | Hatton | Bandarawela | Ella
Tours in Sri Lanka the tea experience is a must. Tea production in Sri Lanka, is prestigious and of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. The country is the world’s second largest exporter of tea.
Come experience the age-old tea making process by plucking your own tea, deck in local attire – saree for the ladies, sarong for the gentlemen and get ready to pluck your own tea with a basket which you collect your leaves. Trek through the dense jungle looking for the best slopes, you will be taught on how to correctly identify the fresh leaves suitable for plucking, and how to pluck the tips of each branch correctly with deft hands. Then to the factory where the all-important conversion from the initial drying of the leaves through rolling, fermenting and sifting to produce the different types of tea.
The machinery used is of very traditional British design, some as old as 100 years. The process is a very artisanal one, unchanged for a century.
Finally, you can taste the different teas, from flowery pekoe to green tea and teabag dust, a packet of your very own tea will be ready for you to take home. So every time you have a cuppa you will be reminded of your wonderful tea experience.