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Dambatenne Tea Factory

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Haputale-Dambethanna Rd, Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka
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Haputale-Dambethanna Rd, Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was fine, they explained to us how the tea making starting from planting and going through all steps. Since we paid for tickets we just hoped that they would offer us a cup of tea !

Thank WasefAbdulhadi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On route to Lipton Seat. Always adviced to view this on the way back from Lipton Seat. The Building is built by Charles Lipton back in 1890s and it is still functional and standing. The factory has been modernised over the years. Has producing tea...More

Thank Vajira P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dambetenna Tea Factory is the factory that most famous trade names using. So, it is worth to visit it. Ticket to visit is on one hand unfair, but the guide explained the process really well. As per him, more than 75% of their tea bought...More

Thank Nilusha A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What kind of tea drinker wouldn't visit the very first Lipton factory of the island ?! Tour is average in the sense that the guide will tell you his speech as learnt by heart and can not answer some specific questions. Tea estate visit up...More

1  Thank Diane I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great pleasure to visit this oldest tea factory built in 1890 by Sir Thomas Lipton. How scenic can be any tea plantation!!!! This factory will lead you to Lipton's Seat, another picturesque destination in Haputale, Sri Lanka. A must-visit tea factory in...More

Thank nafisahabib
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can not understand why they are charging from visitors to see this factory. To my knowledge it is just another tea factory. There are toilets without water. But the people there were helpful. Because of the fee we did not see the inside of...More

1  Thank cecilratnayake
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the factory tour on our way down from Liptons Seat. It was very interesting to see a real working tea factory and the tour guide was very informative and happy to answer questions. You can buy loose leaf tea after for 350rupees...More

Thank Min K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was the first tea factory I toured. I found it really interesting. I had no idea how tea was made. This factory only produces black tea. We spent about 45 minutes touring and that was ample.

Thank Cassidy266
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Fully operating tea factory. Great tour through each stage of the process. Clothes smelled of tea after visit! Must visit if checking out Lipton seat

Thank Fish_Feet
Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you have an interest in how tea is made, this is a good basic tour. It's about 20 minutes long and it was very informative. The tour leader spoke excellent English. There wasn't a tasting after, which is a shame, and the tour was...More

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salani a
do we need to get prior approval to visit?
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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Do we have to get prior permission to visit the Dambatenna factor? Their fee of Rs 250.00 is for a person or for the whole team?
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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Are you open on Singhala New year?
17 February 2015|
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