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Ceylon Tea Museum

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Address: Hantana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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A Eye opener to the history of tea

The Ceylon Tea Museum is one of it kind and is a must visit in kandy, it gives the history of tea and also about the different type of tea in the region

Reviewed 8 November 2016
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Coimbatore, India
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

There are several tea factories in and around Kandy, however the tea museum is more than a factory. It follows the introduction of tea to Sri Lanka, the history of its production, giants in the tea industry who have influenced the name of Ceylon tea. After the tour, you get to have a nice cuppa too.

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This museum gives you a really good history and background to how tea came to Sri Lanka. As well as housing the machines that they used to use to process the tea. Interesting visit. We were the only ones there when we went which made for more of a private tour.

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Coimbatore, India
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Ceylon Tea Museum is one of it kind and is a must visit in kandy, it gives the history of tea and also about the different type of tea in the region

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

nice beautifully restored machines, clean and personal tour guide provided, tea and tea paraphernalia for sale.

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England
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We spent an hour or so visiting the Museum and found it really interesting, BUT .... our Guide (who was very sweet) whisked us through the tea process and surprise surprise ended up in the shop!! We actually then went back through the museum and found some lovely facts, artefacts and memorabilia. What was lacking was a tea bush, real... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend visited on a Sunday morning-it was quiet with only a handful of other visitors. It closes on Sundays at 3pm. The guide was warm and friendly but we felt that the site could do a lot more to improve the experience by showing machinery actually working with tea leaves being sifted, dried and roasted etc in... More 

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Cyprus
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Reviewed 20 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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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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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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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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