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“Tea-riffic!”
Review of Ceylon Tea Museum

Ceylon Tea Museum
Ranked #7 of 83 things to do in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

This museum was recommended in the Lonely Planet guide, which has been hit and miss, but this time it was worth it. The museum consists of four floors of tea manufacturing machinery, information about the process of making tea, and the history of tea making in Sri Lanka. It was the first place we visited in three weeks with information available in English - both a brochure and information boards. It was very peaceful to go somewhere without touts too. We enjoyed our complimentary cups of tea at the end, and the lady from the tea shop on the floor below had given me an extra tea bag to try at the same time. What a clever businesswoman - it was delicious and if course I returned to buy a packet. This was the first time I was offered something rather than being approached by people harassing me to buy their substandard products. Definitely with a visit.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a tea musuem on our list of places we wanted to visit but we weren’t sure we would have chance to visit one. This was on the way from Pinnawela to Kandy. We were given a tour (no fee) of how the leaves become tea which was really interesting. We were also shown different types of tea inc. BFPM which is English Breakfast Tea type and BFP which we then tried and you drink without milk. It tasted lovely and very refreshing. We bought a pot of leaves for 1100 (£5.69).

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Had a lovely guide who gave a very knowledgable explanation of all the machinery. As we are involved in the tea business it was great to learn about the tea history of Sri Lanka




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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.

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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

Thank PaddyWacks
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