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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...more
Badulla Road | Hela-Halpe, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 57 2 228599
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All reviews great tour informative tour tea factory whole process tuk tuk interesting visit production process tour starts no pressure to buy private tour tour costs explained everything quality steak rupees per person every step sri lanka small shop
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a brilliant guided tour of the tea factory by the very lovely and informative Sallay whose English was impeccable throughout and whose passion was infectious. We learnt so much about the entire production process, with Sallay taking and answering any questions we had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lehane1491
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went early around 8am as we wanted to tour the factory while production was still ongoing. Tours continue throughout the day but production ends around 10:30am. We first met one of the guides Raja who was welcoming and entertaining but later were assigned another...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank weijean
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took a tuk tuk from Ella - 1500lkr return incl waiting- it’s a long uphill walk otherwise from Halpe. The tour was super interesting - I never knew how complex tea-making was! Got to walk around the working factory and try tea at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Blanche T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour. Our guide explained whole tea process clearly and was also passionated about it. Would recommend to everyone! Only annoying thing here was some ignorant tourists who didn't follow the rules like no smoking in the area or take pictures inside factory.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nilviainen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour explaining with good English the tea process and with a tasting at the end. Production wasn’t on the day we visited but there was still lots going on and the tour is still very much worth it

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Awright385
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with a school group for my visit in December 2018. The tour was informative and very interesting. Totally enjoyed the different aspects and stages of the tea leaf and I bought a variety of teas based on the information gained from the tour....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Michelle and Da... T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our informative tour at this factory. Shiva, the tour leader, was very engaging, has worked there a long time and emphasized the importance of tea and the history of tea. He also explained the tea making process in depth as well as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Knightyboy63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative and interesting tour. They give you a ”lecture” first about the teas and the tea making process. Then they show you the factory thorougly. Tuktuk from Ella 20 minutes, tour about 1 hour. Tuktuk driver will wait for you at the factory...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank juttalaakso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very lucky to have a great tour guide with a depth of knowledge in tea manufacturing and tasting. Worth a visit for only around 1000rs for 2 people Tea a little more expensive in the shop though

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 40 (I counted) people in our tour group. The guide was nice but spoke with a very heavy accent and we could only make out about 20% of what he was saying. But that didn’t matter as when we were at the back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
April 4, 2018|
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
April 1, 2018|
Response from Quest740224 |
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