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“Interesting”
Review of Ceylon Tea Museum

Ceylon Tea Museum
Ranked #7 of 77 things to do in Kandy
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Östergötland
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

The museum is of course something to visite when in Kandy. But do not have too high expectations; it is rather basic.
There is a guide presenting if you want to with good knowledge, but rather uninspiring. Surprisingly our guide did not know how green tea is processed.
A the end you get the opportunity to taste some tea, this is also very basic and no guidance on what tea to try.
This could be so much more, but any way worth visiting.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dont miss it”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Very informative about the history of tea in Sri Lanka, and you also get a nice cuppa on the top floor cafe!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.

Visited December 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Spent about an hour at The Mackwoods Plantation and it brought back school day memories of learning about where tea comes from!
Very interesting to go into the factory where the smell of tea was quite overpowering-glad I don't have to work there!
Most of the pickets are still women and still get paid according to how much they pick
Worth a vist

Visited January 2014
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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A shame is not well run”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

A leaflet explaining each numbered machinery as we went through would be good. There is very little information on the making of tea.
I would pass on this one until such time as this place is set up properly for tourists

Visited December 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Take a tuktuk up the hill to this converted tea factory for soem insights in the Sri Lankan tea culture, nice views and a good cuppa.

Visited August 2013
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