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Glenloch Tea Factory, Sri Lanka

(3.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
See how locals produce one of the most widely consumed drinks at Glenloch Tea Factory. The factory had humble beginnings, but over time it has put Sri Lanka on the map as the fourth-largest producer of tea in the world. One of its founders was Sir Thomas Lipton, a name widely recognized on tea boxes, who purchased a tea estate and factory in the late 19th century. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and temperate climate, which offers excellent conditions for growing quality tea leaves. Take a 15-20 minute guided tour to learn how a leaf becomes a beverage; afterwards you can purchase boxes of tea as a souvenir or gift. Use our Ramboda travel itinerary maker to visit Glenloch Tea Factory on your trip to Ramboda, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The factory tour is "standardized", explanations, in french, on collecting, drying and a few machines in action. More visitors than of workers... 5 kinds of tea tasting and passage in the shop to start with "real tea" because according to the guide, that we also drink (Lipton among others) and in packet consists of the dust and not sheets at home. A check...
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  • It feels like you are in the 18th century, the old antique machines everywhere. Work did not take place because of the holiday. It is very disappointing because I expected to see a modern factory as M...  more »
  • Seems to be strongly recommended by tour guides, which is usually a sign that they have some sort of commission arrangement. We're extremely frustrated. Our driver from aitkins Spence took us because ...  more »
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  • A very short tour. It was over before you knew it. A little bit more history would have helped.
  • Staff r great but products r over priced
  • Worker explained the steps of making all kind of teas we tasted all and it has a historical machines. Nice place to purchase a Srilanka tea.
  • Had a tour of the tea plantation, was very good, girl explained everything very nicely. Bought some tea from the factory too
  • Not the best place in Sri Lanka. Very short excursion and they give tru only 1 sort of tea. With compare to Virgin Tea Factory, whre you can taste all sorts of tea, glenloch losing it all. But it reside in good way from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. I recommend to going to tea plantation by yourself, there is many good views, that compensate not best factory