Tea introduced to Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) in 1867 by James Taylor, a British planter is now one of the main sources of foreign income to the country. Sri Lanka is one of the World’s Top Tea Exporters and continued to retain its position over the years. Based on the geography of the land on which tea is grown Ceylon Tea is categorized as Upcountry, Mid Country and Low Country Tea. 3 Day Story of Ceylon Tea takes you on a short journey in the Up Country Hills to give you an insight of how Ceylon Tea is made. So it’s time to flavor a Ceylon Cuppa of Tea!
Welcome to Sri Lanka!
Upon arrival be met by your chauffeur guide and head off to Madulkelle.
This sacred city, being one of South Asia’s most powerfully evocative cities, is favored not only being a holy attraction but also for its highly complex irrigation systems which marvels today’s scientists for as to the technology and talent used in the ancient world.
Learn and experience the harvest, production and brewing of a fine cup of Ceylon tea. The experience begins at the tea estate where you will learn the art of picking tea alongside tea pickers, then visit a working tea factory to see withering and packaging processes (orthodox Process) and finally, a tea tasting session either at the factory or back at the hotel.
In the afternoon visit the waterfalls of Hulugaga, Hathale Ella, Saree Ella and Jodu Ella in a 2 to 3 hour experience that includes a scenic drive through the hill country.
Hope you enjoyed your holiday in our paradise island and returning home with many memories and adventurous stories to share with family and friends.
Transfer to airport to catch your connecting flight.
This short tour is recommended for travelers who are looking to get first-hand experience in Ceylon Tea making process. In Sri Lanka tea leaf is picked by hand rather than by machines which has given the country favor the production of high-quality tea. You are sure to become a good Tea Taster at the end of this Tour.