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“interesting and informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ceylon Tea Museum

Ceylon Tea Museum
Ranked #7 of 74 things to do in Kandy
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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“interesting and informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is another free of cost tourist attraction which I found very interesting! The staff takes you through all the stages of tea manufacturing starting with the freshly plucked green leaves! Very informative and they wrap up the session with a free cuppa of freshly brewed Sri Lankan tea!

Visited June 2014
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“Long journey, short tour”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The best thing was the journey up to the museum.
The tour was fine, but we didn't know the basics about Tea growing/making and she didn't explain any of it to us, and therefore we struggled to understand what she did tell us (3 Doctors, we aren't stupid!)
I subsequently went to two different working tea factories and they were miles better, the tour at the others was really informative and seeing the machines working gave a much better idea of what it was all about.
At Mackwoods they also take you to a tea bush and explain there which helps.

I wouldn't go, go to a working tea factory, there are so many choice of places to explore the tea industry, no need to go to a sub-optimal one.


Tour is about 5-10 mins and there are then 3 floors to look around and on the top floor is a cafe for you to have a complimentary taste of tea.
3rd floor is shops but they were mostly closed as we went out of season.

Visited June 2014
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“Fascinating insight into Tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

You need to take transport upto the Tea Museum which sits high up just outside Kandy. The original building is still standing and is quite a few stories high. Each level leads you through some of the history of tea in Sri Lanka and we were fascinated to find out it started with a young 17 year old Englishman sent out to run a coffee plantation. On the top level you can drink some tea and compare the different types. informative and fun.

Visited July 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

A good place to learn about tea history machinery.

They give a free tour, in our case the lady guide was quite knowledgeable.

They have tea making machines dated 1880.

After the tour they offer a free cup of tea, and then you can buy tea from two tea shops there or some souvenirs from a souvenir shop.

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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Very interesting to see the museum and how tea is made and how the different kinds of teas are produced. Well worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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