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“Visit this place to buy good quality tea!!!” 2 of 5 stars
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Tea Museum
Hantana, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 of 28 Attractions in Kandy
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Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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“Visit this place to buy good quality tea!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The Tea Museum, Hantane, Kandy. The ancient Tea Factory of Hantana Estate is converted into a Museum dedicated to the history of Sri Lankan Tea. Run by the Sri Lanka Tea Board.

Visited March 2013
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“Very Informative!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The place is not visited much; but I think this is because not many know about it. I loved the walk around the old tea factory and the staff were ever so warm and friendly; more than willing to show us around; and greeting us with smiles all round! The miniature running model of the tea-factory was the high-light! The whole trip was very informative and the end tea was refreshing!

Visited December 2012
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“Hard to find and nobody goes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you like old british machinery, a bit of victorian nostalgia or just a rest from the bussle of Kandy for an hour or two this is a nice place. Probably what you have seen before, but old school, with a working model of an old tea factory. Only needs an hour, but it is in the hills near the tea research institute, so tea fields, nice little drive and so quiet. I saw one other person while I was there, the building is beautiful with all old wood panels and fans. They have a few vendors selling different teas on the top floor as well, and an uninspired cafe with great views.

Visited February 2013
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“I hate tea but I liked the factory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I hate tea, but I went here with my husband. After holding my nose a lot, I eventually got used to the smell (it is like being in a teapot!). You get to see how tea is manufactured and is quite interesting.

Visited February 2013
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“Tea Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

A great place where you can see History at work. Even though it celebrates Colonial times seeing the machines of the late industrial revolution at work is fascanating, and at the end you get a great cup of tea

Visited August 2012
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