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Tea Museum, Munnar
(3.3/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
Tea lovers should not miss a visit to Tea Museum, which offers a chance to immerse yourself in the world of the hugely popular beverage. Established in 2005, the museum forms part of the Kanan Devan plantations that have been operating in Munnar since the 1880s. Learn about the making of tea and experience firsthand the production process and its various techniques. View antique equipment, taste several tea varieties, or purchase some to take back home. With our custom trip planner, Munnar attractions like Tea Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The museum is OK. Showing the history of tea plantation and factory in Munnar. You can also see live demo of how tea is prepared from leaves. Best part is that it has a shopping area from where you ca...  more »
  • This tea museum is close to Munnar. The 25 minute audio - visual is excellent. The 6 small room museum is stocked with miscellaneous old items and photographs which look untouched for many years and a...  more »
  • Even with children (ages 4 and 6) the visit was very interesting. See the steps between the harvest and the final packet
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  • The museum is worth visiting in so far as it's grocery storage which sells lot of fresh and machine packed tea packs and other associated things are concerned. The tea sold for Rs 5 per cup is highly delicious and make you fresh. I could not see any guide explaining the manufacturing process , but the display boards on equipments including 1st cut to the 4 th cut , oxidation and drying process are relatively simple to understand. There is an ayurvedic doctor possibly, who lectures to the visitors . He appears to have knowledge on product , but he lectures in such a way giving an impression ( which I felt ) that all visitors are illiterate. He praises Japanese and Chinese habits having all good qualities and as if Indian habits of living and food style are of no use. He is experienced and knowledgeable, but I recommend that he should take effort to be more polished while addressing the visitors and limit his speech to the required content.
  • A nice little museum with a rustic ambience. The museum is run in a pretty well structured way and very informative. The guides give a run through of the entire process right from the collection of tea leaves to the packaged product and also explain the various types of tea leaves with their basic differences and benefits. The surrounding area, with the mountains and hills is very good for photography.
  • Waste of time, nothing special. No body will in person give you demo of how tea is prepared. You just end up wasting time in watching documentary and old antiques. Strict no to this tea museum. Better visit tea museum if you visit to Ooty.
  • Nothing special in here, they charge you an entry fee of 125 per head and all they have is a set of old photographs and some antiques (not related to the tea industry, but to the area). Then you get a lecture on tea by an ayurvedic doctor, who shows the right way to brew tea is to use an infuser. Which they then attempt to sell u in the gift show below (for a pricey 450 bucks!). There is a set of machinery processing tea, but there was no one explaining it. Just an overpriced shop selling tea and other artifacts. In fact you even have to buy a cup of tea at the end, u kinda expect a cup of tea to be included after u pay 125 bucks for a 5 min walk through an old warehouse ! My advice, can be skipped !
  • At 125 rupee's entrance fee seems good value for Europeans but is considered pricey for locals.It's and interesting way of passing an hour, I liked the 30 minute movie giving some background and history of the area, but it's not a really memorable place, but an interesting place.