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"Tea-rrific Visit"

Here you can see the process of tea - from drying process to packaging. Somewhere along the factory you can also see an old french grinding machine which is almost 140 years old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 18, 2017
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Doha, Qatar
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VICTORIA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Like many others we stopped at Glenloch on our way from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Because of the number of visitors we weren't able to find a guide who had been recommended. And so the young woman who was available began to explain the tea making process. Within moments it became clear that she would rather be elsewhere. We began... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Nuwara. We found the factory tour really interesting and although it was busy our guide really took the time with us. There is a shop where we bought tea but didn't in any way feel obligated like some attractions (this was welcome) keep up the good work.

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Trou aux Biches
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

We were there last December. We stopped over for lunch which was not good at all. We had biryani which was plain yellow rice and a separately fried chicken ... The veg menu was catastrophic as well as it was tasteless. The waiters are very slow but with good intentions. The visit to the tea factory was done in a... More 

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

I was able to see and learn about how Tea leaves are picked, sorted, how stems and other waste is removed, and what part of the tea is used in the brew.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

The tea tea factory is one of only two where visitors are allowed. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgable. The process of how the tea is produced is extremely interesting, and finishes with a great cup of tea! Plus you can purchase freshly made tea.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Dont go by the crowd here. If the staff feels you are not going to tip them.. they will leave you all by yourself and will not even look at you. They hardly give one type of tea to taste... and in the store, the staff is only looking at western travellers. Instead.. visit smaller tea factories where you will... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Here you can see the process of tea - from drying process to packaging. Somewhere along the factory you can also see an old french grinding machine which is almost 140 years old (for exhibit purpose). And the best part of this visit is you can have a taste of their tea for free.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Good free tour of working tea factory with original 100 year old + machines. With a nice hot cuppa at the end. Anyone slightly interested in Engineering or manufacturing will enjoy this. I actually enjoyed this more than the temple of the tooth.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Nice walk on the tea blending process and visit to the tea factory. Its an educational tour but they expect you to buy tea at the end which is quite expensive. Some teas were really good.

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Beautiful tea factory and friendly guides that walk you through tea making process. Complimentary cup of tea. Can go and walk up in tea fields if desire.

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