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. Dambatenne Tea Factory is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Haputale Edition.
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  • Short but concise little tour about tea. Learned some things I clearly didn't know, you can purchase tea at the end too. No tastings though (or at least not when we were there?). I definitely recommen...  more »
  • We visited the tea factory after going down from Lipton's seat, mostly because of the handy location but it was quite disappointing. The visit is very short, we felt a little rushed. Also there was no...  more »
  • It's nice to see the tea you drink everyday how it take to much time to be ready, all process is explaining by factory guy, photo in most places is not allowed, you may buy some tea also after the tou...  more »
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