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“Tea haven!”
Review of Ceylon Tea Museum

Ceylon Tea Museum
Ranked #7 of 77 things to do in Kandy
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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“Tea haven!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

It was very quiet when we visited - but the guide was friendly and knowledgable and we learnt lots about the process of making tea. She didn't make the tour too long or too detailed - and we got a free cup of tea at the end upstairs! Well worth the Tuk Tuk ride. Its about 10 minutes from the centre of Kandy.

Visited October 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Interesting to see all the equipment as it would have been back a few years ago. It can be an expensive tuk tuk ride out there but we inadvertently only got the tuk tuk one way and was happy to find a bus stop on the main road which cost us 16 rupees to get back into Kandy. The tea they sell there is much cheaper than the tea factory prices in the way to botanical gardens

Visited October 2013
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Cuthbert, Georgia
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“Kind of Interesting”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

I enjoyed the tour of this now-defunct manufacturing facility, even if it wasn't anything amazing. It gives you an idea how things worked and how tea is made, which I didn't know much about prior to our visit. More interesting, though, is a drive along the road outside to explore the tea plantation itself and see pickers in action.

Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Unexpected jewel ...”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We didn't have high expectations of the Tea Museum, but it was excellent - very informative about the history of tea in Sri Lanka, and you also get a nice cuppa on the top floor café!

Visited July 2013
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“Boring”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We expected to see various types of tea and perhaps a degustation session. However, all we saw was a collection of different engines and other mechanical stuff. If you are an engineer then this place would be alright for you. As for us, we found it very boring and over priced.

Visited September 2013
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