This is a typical stop arrange by the taxi drivers and tour operators to put tourist in commercially tourist shops. They sell it as a "tea factory tour" but is basically a show around the factory to end in the factory souvenir shop to be force either to tip the tour guide or to buy a very expensive selection of tea's.
This is very common in this part of the world. You would see this kind of stops in Thailand, Indonesia and even in India. The Spice Garden is something very similar and its around the corner. You might buy something that you like but at a very expensive price (for Sri Lanka). But don't allow to be push around with this methodology. If you don't wanna stop or buy, nobody can force you.
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