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Review of Ceylon Tea Museum

Ceylon Tea Museum
Ranked #7 of 80 things to do in Kandy
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

a long way up the hil to this tea meuseum. if you are hoping to go to nuwaraeliya or where the tea plantations are, this would seem unimpressive. a tourist trap.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

The guided tour gives you a good understanding of how tea is produced after plucking the light green leaves. After the tour in the factory you have the opportunity to have some fresh tea. We enjoyed the tour a lot.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

this museum is good if you also get to see an old fashioned factory/ plantation. it pulls all of the information together. its still worth visiting if you dont go to both. good selection of machinery and articles. there is not too much to overwhelm you or too little that its not worth going to. 150 rps tuk tuk they may wait if you agree a price, we walked back down. 400rps entrance.

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Kandy Tea Museum is a really great insight to how tea is made. 1 ton of drinking tea per 5 tons of leaves...wow. The machinery, the way the leaves are sorted, the way they are dried - well worth a visit. Lovely cup of tea upstairs too and not pushy at all in the shop. Well worth grabbing some tea to bring home...expecially the blossom - it is worth the money!

Thank Muscat_Paul
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you don't like tea this is still a good place to be... If you like tea then this place is awesome!

This old tea factory 4km up from Kandy in the hillside now serves as a tea museum with detailed insight as well as quite some real exhibits from the days of good ol' tea production (which is in many ways the same still as today anyway;-)

Seeing this place was, for us, only part of some exploration on Sri Lanka's past, it's tea production and all about tea in general, beginner's level, that is... (The other part being at an operational tea estate - in our case Pedro in Nuwara Eliya) What you get to see in the museum will set you right to learn a good deal on the subject and how it had an impact on Sri Lanka on many levels.

However, it should be mentioned that the manner in which all is explained and depicted is also a bit of the old-fashioned way. This said, don't expect too much from the museum as someone who has very little interest in the topic.

Thank Caroll_n_Markus
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