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Ceylon Tea Museum

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Address: Hantana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 81 3 803204
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Your visit to SriLanka cannot be complete without a visit to a tea plantation or tea factory. However, I dont urge you to buy anything from these places because products are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Elena C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Your visit to SriLanka cannot be complete without a visit to a tea plantation or tea factory. However, I dont urge you to buy anything from these places because products are extremely overpriced!! Be sure that the guide and tour organizing company who take you there get a percentage of whatever you buy!!!!

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Buffet dinner was very expensive it was for 75 US Dollars per person. Breakfast was very good and have several items.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The tour takes place in an original old building with old machinery etc present. It is a little 'dry' as an experience but still didn't regret going as the guide was excellent and enhanced the experience. Very quiet at the tine of our visit - only 2 couples including us! Had tea afterwards as part of the tour - probably... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The museum gives a nice insight in tea manufacturing. The guide was very friendly and knew a lot. We liked the visit but would not go to Kandy for this place only.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

You get a shirt free guided tour through the factory. Afterwards, you can enjoy a complimentary tea and buy souvenirs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were looking forward to coming here to see the tea being picked and how it is sold to everywhere in the world from being picked to the different processes to making tea,we found it very interesting to watch the pickers and the process of the tea harvest. Amazing scenery of the tea plantations and of the river valley from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I finally got the whole proces of tea making. Did trips to museums before but was never completely satisfied. At this one the proces is very clearly explained and there is plenty of room for questions which were answered to satisfaction. They were not pushy on us visiting the shops and we got a nice pot of tea after the... More 

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Without any doubts this museum is the best in town. You can understand a lot about the most British drink, tea. A guide will bring you through the old factory. The building is very old and interesting. It's possible to visit some plantation outside

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Thank Stefano A
Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The museum now charges 750p (not 500) for entry. You get 15mins tour and a complimentary cup of tea. All the machines are not operational. A few more exhibits related to tea making (e.g. some of the belongings of the founders of the tea business on the island) and some info panels. The toilets there are disgusting. I'd recommend visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Excellent tour guide explanation of the old, mostly English machinery used in the tea process. Husband loved it as he knew many of the manufactuners. Perhaps just as good to see the machines here, still mostly the same used in working factories now, rather than go to a working one. Enjoyable and not thronged with people like the "major factories".... More 

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