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“Very interesting brief outing”

Bluefield Tea Gardens
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

For those of us who don't have much idea of how tea arrives in the shops this was an interesting outing. The guide that took us through the factory spoke excellent English and the tour was very informative - the nearly 100 year old equipment is still going strong. It's worth taking a short stroll through the plantation itself, although we ended up with a crowd of children asking us for money which was mildly unpleasant. In fact, N'ellya is the only place in Sri Lanka where we felt quite accosted by beggars (on the plantation, in the town, and at roadside stops).

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This factory is set in the rolling hills surrounded by lush, green tea fields and makes for an interesting stop on the way through.

The staff was very friendly and informative. (Funny side note... our young guide was very personable when we arrived and asked questions about us and seemed genuinely interested to chat... then when we got inside, she just switched completely into robot mode to give her speech! I guess she has given the explanation so many times that it is just automatic. After we interrupted her a few times with questions and went back to our personal chat from before, she loosened up and was again her old friendly self!)

At the end of the tour, she took us over to the shop for a complimentary cup of tea. There was no sales pressure at all. She just said, "There is the shop if you would like to buy some tea to take home." We did.

Thank Richtigspass
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

There a lots of tea plantations to choose from when visiting Nuwara Eliya, but we chose this one. We were given a 40 minute tour of the factory and tea fields, before being treated to a cup of tea. If you can, try to arrange a visit on a week day to see the factory in full operation, we went at the weekend, and so it was very quiet.

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

i like the location and the system
and they give at the end of trip inside the factory cup of tea(free)

1  Thank abdullah a
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stopped here at the recommendation of our driver and so pleased we did. Nothing like Labookellie (recommended in Rough Guide); which we also visited which was very commercialised and busy.
At Bluefield we had a personalised tour through the tea factory where the process was explained and then had the opportunity to try a number of different teas.
Our guide spoke perfect English and was able to answer all our questions.
Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank cdbridge01
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