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“Needs work to impress!”

Kannan Devan Tea Museum
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$65.00*
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Private Day Trip to Munnar from Kochi (Cochin)
Ranked #6 of 65 things to do in Munnar
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Wuppertal, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Needs work to impress!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

The entry fee is ~100Rs plus ~20rs for a camera, which you don't need! The entrance fee gets you a tea, which is made from an instant machine. The tour takes ~15mins, a couple interesting lessons in tea produtcion but the highlight is the 10min movie about the history of the plantation / region. You can probably learn more from wikipedia than the tour.

On a side note, there's a school next door which is great to see when the 100s of kids are all in their uniforms playing in the open field. It's a nice reminder that kids don't need all the luxuries of the west to have fun!

Visited February 2013
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Thane, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Over Hyped, not worth the money”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Tea Museum, however there was very little to see; 75 rs as entrance fee was not worth, plus an additional 50 rs for Camera; they showed as 20 mins short documentary ; We thought it would be a part of the tea-tasting experience, but turned out to be regular vending machine tea. the price if tea is the same as any other outlet.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Tea is important in the area and the history of tea plantations and also the making of tea could be fascinating.Unfortunately this museum rather missed the mark. A few rooms of random items related to the tea planters of yesteryear (including heads of hunted animals for some reason) and also machines which processed the tea were almost all the museum consisted of. It would have been great to know more about the different types of tea and also do some tea tasting. Theye did provide a small paper cup of tea, but there was little explanation. There was a gentleman who was giving some sort of talk. With respect if he was speaking English it was not the language that I could understand. I left after a few minutes. Shop was interesting though and I am still enjoying tea I purchased there while back in the Uk.

Visited February 2013
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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good Information but Not worth the price.”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

The Tea museum and tea factory is good sight seeing option and gathering and clearing information on tea. 75 rs per person is charged am not sure what extra information is given to per person. The rate charged is not justified. The lecturer given is good. free tea is sad. Tea sold at the factory outlet is at the same price.

Visited January 2013
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India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Ok to good experience”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Not very much to do we did this :

1. Entrance fee is charged and free tea is offered inside : tea was ok just like any masala tea, we expected a lot better.

2. A person greets us and explained us benefits of green tea and cleared our misconceptions and told righjt procedures to make it( this was the best part of our visit)

3. Museum having vintage electronic items such a telephone, typewriter, gramophone, calculator etc etc

4. Tea processing is shown through machines which was average

5. A movie was beeing shown regarding history of tea duration 45mins. we were tired so gave it a miss.

6. A tea shop is there selling various kinds of flavored tea, good place to buy for gifts purpose.

7. We exitted from gate and theres a snack shop just 50-60 mtrs in front of entrance serving very good cakes and sandwiches, samosa was good and pizza was OK.

Overall an okish to good kind of experience

Visited January 2013
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