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Dambatenne Tea Factory

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Haputale-Dambethanna Rd, Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka
+94 57 5 670595
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“tea production” (17 reviews)
“lipton's seat” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
Haputale-Dambethanna Rd, Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka
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+94 57 5 670595
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"tea production"
in 17 reviews
"informative tour"
in 9 reviews
"lipton's seat"
in 31 reviews
"minute tour"
in 5 reviews
"working factory"
in 5 reviews
"tea making process"
in 5 reviews
"whole process"
in 5 reviews
"factory tour"
in 6 reviews
"tea bags"
in 4 reviews
"production process"
in 2 reviews
"great tour"
in 4 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 3 reviews
"learn how"
in 2 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 2 reviews
"must visit if you are"
in 2 reviews
"first hand"
in 2 reviews
"interesting insight"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had been looking forward to this tour, but what a disappointment this was. It is an average tour, and the person guiding us around the factory, kept on reprimanding us for taking photographs. AFTER we finished the tour, he showed us a sign on...More

Thank abs2011
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour takes about 15-20 minutes and runs 2-3 times an hour, I assume basing on demand. Or guide explained the tea making process very well, taking us through the steps from leaf picking to tea cup. He demonstrated the machinery used and offered tasting...More

Thank dave7hompson
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Self, a local, visited the Factory with a friend from Malaysia. We had to wait for about 20 minutes before a guide turned up. I could understand the guide since I an Sri Lankan but I had to translate for my friend. The guide's English...More

Thank KandyWally
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did go up to the Tea Factory. We spoke with a gentleman at the door who did not understand a word of what we were talking about. We turned around and walked back to Haputale. The walk back was stunning, it is 9 km...More

Thank Olga L
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Travelling with a 12-year old and a 10-year old, we were wary of a factory tour but we were pleasantly surprised! The tour was informative and interesting, while the tuk tuk drive up to the tea factory was stunning. While there were no freebies on...More

Thank Pip G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Probably a historical place, however as a tea lover and expert myself, 250 rupees are overpriced considering that other tea factories offer at least a free tea sample and have guides that are also capable to answer questions beyond the very general tour (e.g. hardly...More

Thank Martin d
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The tour charges a fee, its rushed, bad explanations from the guide, no photos allowed, no tea to drink, it's a dirty factory, try to sell u expensive tea at the end, had a better tea tour in Kandy with samples and explanations

Thank Davide651980
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This tour is very very quick but I did enjoy walking round the factory. No tea tasting at the end, just a run through of all the teas you could purchase. We were made to wait a long time for our tour to begin whilst...More

Thank Emzzilla
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We were so excited to visit this place but left so disappointed. The tour was so fast. We were finished in 15 minutes with no tea tasting even when we enquired. The tour guide seemed more interested in selling overpriced green tea after showing us...More

Thank Victoria B
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Worth a couple bucks to get a quick tour of how tea is made, in the factory where Lipton started his mass commercialization (by the looks of it, nothing much has changed in the process). Guide spoke pretty good English and answered all questions. Then...More

Thank Jennifer C
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salani a
24 August 2016|
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Response from laurentp705 | Reviewed this property |
If you want to see the whole Factory working go there early in the morning. We were two and we didn't need any approval to visit.
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dilanqs
19 February 2016|
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Response from Sandals246 | Reviewed this property |
The walk down from Liptons Seat to the tea factory in the early morning is spectacular. The Kids running past you on the way to school, and locals heading off to work in the tea fields. Sadly, no cup of tea at the tea... More
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