Kinellan Tea Factory
Kinellan Tea Factory
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
7:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday
8:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
7:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
7:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
7:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
7:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Sunday
7:45 AM - 5:45 PM
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Punkrowski
Vienna, Austria23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Great experience if you are interested in the processing of tea. Came here twice on on day, first allone, then again with my girlfriend :) You'll get an interesting tour of around 45min and go through all the steps of the tea-leafe manufacturing. You really feel back in time some decades and get a better sense of your morning cup of tea (and maybe a better appreciation of it). 500 rupies for the tour and the opportunity to buy cheap black-tea (but not getting forced to) is definitely worth the price. Thanks for having us :)
Written December 7, 2022
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Kirsty H
Leicester, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This 'tour' cost me 1500 rupees and lasted 5 minutes. Literally 5 minutes. The guide could not have been less interested. She basically sneered at my questions. Before my tour even started, they tried to sell me some random snacks that weren't even tea-related. I also got a 'kind reminder' not to take photos. Don't waste your money!
Written February 12, 2024
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Jan S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Great experience to see how tea is actually made just for 500 LR. The guide speaks very well English (probably the best English in Sri Lanka) and knows all the details about tea manufacturing process. You may taste 4 types of teas and buy any of them at the end of the visit. Definitely recommended! One of the top Sri Lankan spots just 15 min walk from Ella city center.
Written April 3, 2022
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Nadja
Hunenberg, Switzerland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Really warm welcome by the owner called Sallay. He started the tour right when we got there for 1000 LKR for 2 persons. He showed us the whole factory and explained the whole process and machinery. Really interessring! We could take pictures at every 'station'. The tour was about 30min and small tea tasting after the tour. I really recommend this tour if you wanna see behind the process of the tea.
Written May 2, 2022
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Maciej K
Lowicz, Poland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
It was great opportunity to see how creating tea is interesting process. Guide was talking in english very well and told us everything about process and how factory was created. You can also taste their tea and buy it.
Written February 18, 2022
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Isabelle H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a guided tour through the factory with thee tasting. Sanath John, our guide, walked us through the full process from start till end of how the thee leaves are harvested, weighed and processed. Would recommend if you have a weak spot for thee !
Written July 23, 2023
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Tuan A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We had a great experience and a wonderful guide (Mr. Sallay) who gave us a very good demonstration about the tea factory & the process. All of us really enjoyed including the kids. It was their first time being in a tea factory. We really enjoyed the tea tasting at the end of the tour as well. Would definitely recommend this place.
Written August 2, 2022
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Gnei Zadia Araf... J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Fun filled adventure into the top to bottom process of tea manufacturing. Mr Salley our guide was phenomenal had these historic machines rearing and roaring. We now have an insight into how these machine's work, what the tea pickers and factory workers do. Not to forget, Mr Salley has cool Instagram ideas, lots of time for great pics. Tour culminating in tea tasting the different grades!
Written December 13, 2022
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Anna de Winton
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
A very interesting 30 minute tour around the factory to understand the tea making process. The factory has been operating for over 100 years and not much seems to have changed so it is like stepping back in time! Manager who gave us the tour was very informative and spoke good English. No need to book and just 10 minute walk from the main town so super convenient. We also bought a bag of tea at the end after sampling the various different options.
Written January 5, 2023
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Ria M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
An excellent learning experience on how tea is produced. Very interesting to see the full process and machinery used in the factory. We also got to taste the tea at the end of our tour! Our tour guide Priya was friendly, very knowledgeable and accommodated all of our needs. This place is a must visit when in Ella! The small size of the factory meant we were in there for less than 1 hour so it’s good for a quick trip. There is a shop at the end where you can buy the tea you tasted if you want to.
Written July 28, 2023
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