DISCOVERY: TEA FACTORY & TEA PLANTATION
Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Packed lunch
Tea enthusiasts and nature lovers will definitely enjoy this fragrant journey into Sri Lanka’s tea industry. Visit the Tea Plantation and factory located in the western part of Sri Lanka for a fascinating insider’s look in this important industry.
What we will see
- Drive past the rural areas of Sri Lanka
- Tea tasting of Different varieties of Tea
- See the tea Processing
What we will do
- Board your comfortable motor coach and relax during a two-hour scenic drive through the Lush region; passing fruit trees, plantations and small villages as you travel to the Akuressa Tea Plantation.
- Upon arrival, you will be greeted with special “welcome garlands”, made of aromatic tea leaves that are cultivated on the premises.
- Your tour includes the history of tea and follows the unique journey it takes from the field to your cup. Observe the tea crop being graded, tasted, bagged and packed.
- Ceylon tea is considered to be one of the finest in the world, and the crop has been produced in Sri Lanka since its introduction in 1867. Ceylon black tea is noted for its crisp, citrus aroma. Green and white tea varieties are more pungent and exotic. The flavor of the tea is a reflection of its soil conditions and climate, and here the conditions are considered optimal. No artificial ingredients are ever added at any stage of the manufacturing process.
- At the completion of your tour, you will enjoy samples of the teas produced on the premises. Enjoy the distinctive flavors with some light refreshments.
- A picturesque scenic drive returns you to the ship with plenty of memories to share with your family and friends.
What you need to know
- Around 2h30 minutes driving involved, one way.
- This tour includes a basket lunch prepared by our ship staff.?