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Halpewatte Tea Factory

Ella, Sri Lanka
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About Halpewatte Tea Factory
Almost every tourist who visits Ella or Bandarawela area pays a visit to our tea factory for its popularity as the largest tea factory in Sri Lanka's Uva region. Our premises offer you an opportunity to experience a guided tour of a tea factory par excellence.Go around in the tea factory with an excellent guide and Learn everything there is to know about Ceylon tea, at a tea tasting session where you will experience the art of tea tasting and manufacturing. Tourists also have the opportunity to purchase factory-fresh teas, while gazing at the panoramic views from our factory.
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great fun tour with Sallay! He really knew his stuff about tea and as went at 9am we saw the production line still going which was so cool! Learnt about how they make each tea, growing and picking process and of course export to Europe...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank emily_magic
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Halpewatte Tea Factory on our way to Nuwara Eliya. We took the tea tour - lead by a passionate and insightful expert who took the time to explain the intricacies of tea picking and production, taking in the massive - skillfully engineered...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lukasp144
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide Silva was incredibly passionate about tea, he knew lots and shared the information in an interesting way and answered all of our questions. We didn’t get to see the factory operating as it was the full moon holiday but still interesting to walk...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hilltop701
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go in the morning when the factory is working to see the full production process. The tours go every half hour and finish with a tasting of 4 teas, ending in the shop. The factory is high up so also has great views. Well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank debral517
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time seeing how they make the tea. We got to see how the machines work then got to try the different types of tea at the end. We did buy some tea :)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kate6689
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the tour in the morning, it was a non production day but still really interesting to see. Sallay our guide was brilliant, explained the full process and answered any questions we had. Really informative tour with tea tasting at the end and only...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank slj2403
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Sallay was great with explaining the tea process. He made the tour interesting and fun. My partner and I learnt quite a bit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stanton2195
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting tour by our guide Sallay, who very clearly explained about tea, its picking and the processing over a one hour tour of the working factory. I really recommend taking the tour and afterwards having a a cuppa sitting on the balcony of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MarkHicks1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Sallay was very knowledgeable about the tea factory. His English is also very good. It was very interesting and good to see and hear about the process. Very much recommend this factory for a tour. It seems that the people there work...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Virginie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great tour, Siva was our guide made the tour very interesting. We asked some of the workers in the fields how much they make and they said that they are supposed to make 1000 rupees a day but that the owners only...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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tanjahe13
July 14, 2019|
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Response from weijean | Reviewed this property |
I went in March 2019 and the tour cost 525 Rs (3 USD) per person, including tasting of 6 varieties of teas. The teas they sell at their shop is reasonable. They range from affordable simple packaged varieties for own... More
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victoriaxyz
July 16, 2018|
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Response from palawanismyhome | Reviewed this property |
You can see them picking tea on the hillside near the tea factory or i saw them everyday between Ella and the junction for the road to Bandarawela
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verykk
April 4, 2018|
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Response from palawanismyhome | Reviewed this property |
The tea factory is open from 8-5pm but not sure if there is a cut off time for tours. Sunday there is no tea production so i would not bother visiting, but i believe it is not even open on Sundays
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