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Ceylon Tea Museum

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Address: Hantana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 81 3 803204

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Enjoyed learning about the history of tea processing, but wasn't really worth the entrance fee when we can visit government run organizations in Kandy that offer essentially the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Divyaa V
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed learning about the history of tea processing, but wasn't really worth the entrance fee when we can visit government run organizations in Kandy that offer essentially the same info for free

Thank Divyaa V
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An interesting place to visit for tea lovers or any other. An old factory turned into a museum has all the machines and information of everything that has been used in the making of Tea,A worthwhile visit. Hantana where it is situated is accessible, and scenic drive to get to the place. Quite close to kandy town Much of tea... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to know more about tea then be sure to visit this place and follow it with a cup of tea like you have never tasted before . Sales people but NOT pushy

Thank Lisa P
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were shown all the old machines and the process the tea leaves went through to end up in our cup. Floors 2 and 3 didnt have much and the top floor was where you got your cup of tea

Thank Pippamadonna
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shop has an extensive range of teas with the chance to sample some of the blends. The prices are average for Sri Lanka. The factory tour will give those with no knowledge enough to ponder when they sip their tea back home. The hard labour that goes into making one cup of tea is not always known let alone... More 

Thank Paul S
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a reasonable place who want to know about the history of Ceylon tea. Recommended for tourists.

Thank Hashker
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a small factory tour of the tea process. A must do while in Sri Lanka but not an impressive overview of the tea world. Good to try the different teas.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We liked the place, it isnt perfect , but it can be very good background before visiting the tea factory

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The title says it all, and it left much to the imagination. We were the only pair in the museum when we visited and this made our visit very quiet and seem strange. The entrance fee also includes a pot of tea at the end of the tour. Alternative drinks were offered, but those had to be paid for. Our... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is filled with old tea making machines. It is interesting for the first room or two, but then it becomes a bit tedious. Our guide droned on about these machines in a monotone like she had given this presentation a thousand times before. The best thing of all was the tea tasting at the end of the tour.... More 

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