We rented a scooter in Ella and went to see the factory. It's around 20mins and at the end it is quite steep because it's on a hill. The entrance fee is Rs 200 for adults and a tip for the tour guide at the end (he seemed to expect it). It was very interesting and the guide was knowledgeable but he didn't want to talk about certain topics like where do they get flavors for the flavored teas. We were the only ones in the group because it wasn't crowded at all (we came around 11am). We also missed the process of drying fresh leaves. Maybe it's done very early in the morning and you can't view this as a tourist. At the end you get the tea tasting. Sometimes the teas are fres and sometimes not (we've seen it from where we were drinking our own tea). There is a bar where you can order a cup of tea and it was very good. Worth the visit!
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