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Dambatenne Tea Factory, Haputale

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Learn about the process of making tea at the hidden gem of Dambatenne Tea Factory. Sir Thomas Lipton built the tea factory in 1890, with some of the original machinery he used still on display in the factory. Learn about the various production techniques, and try different kinds of tea. See the circular machines, which demonstrate the refining processes required to make top-quality tea, then enjoy mountain views after you finish the tour. On your way to the factory, you can see tea workers collecting the leaves. The tea processing takes place on certain days, so check the factory's schedule before you visit in order not to miss out on a special learning experience. A visit to Dambatenne Tea Factory represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Haputale trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • It was interesting to make a visit to the tea factory; the gentleman who gave us the tour was very helpful and knowledgeable; also nice because it was just us and there were no tourists!
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  • After such an amazing drive to Liptons Seat I was really looking forward to visiting the tea factory and buying some tea to take back home. How wrong was I! There was NO shop to buy any tea let alone ...  read more »
  • The lead lasted only 10 minutes. The guide was visibly bored and has brought in fast hard to understand the leadership behind English. There are many tea factories in Sri Lanka, it is not recommended to visit.
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  • You can see how a leaf of tea becomes an instant tea bag. For a small fee, staff give you a guided tour around the tea factory showing you how fresh tea leaves dry, crush and packed for export. Even you can buy tea bags made at the factory after the tour. It is very scenic drive and takes about 1 hour from Haputale town.
  • One of the oldest tea factory.. Built in 1890 by Sir Lipton.. Very nice.. Well Maintained and clean place.. The management are very kind. You can have a complete tour of the tea making process here.
  • We saw the operation of the factory. Producing black tea is quite interesting but hard.
  • It is the first factory of tea of Lipton Tea. The truth is that it does not have very cared, aspect of neglected but visit is super interesting to a lover of tea like me! They made the visit to ourselves. The super nice, spoke very good English. Admission costs 250 rupees and lasts about 20 minutes. She explains you throughout the manufacturing process, from the collection until they send him to be packaged in sachets. In this particular just do black tea, different purities that then shipped in bags for packaging. The factory is not in Haputale, but in Dambethanna, half an hour by bus. We did, before entering the factory, route 14 km (return trip and 7 7) between plantations. You arrive at the Lipton Seat, which is a viewpoint, which is what we liked least walk. The plantations we loved, and above all, rising early since we started the route at 7 in the morning and we were alone. A marvel!
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