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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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  • The process of making tea was interesting although the tour felt rushed and no tea tasting after paying to get in. Try another tea factory.  more »
  • We visited the factory after a visit to Liptons seat with our 2 children aged 10 and 11. We enjoyed the tour and found it very interesting to see the process of tea.  more »
  • It was fine, they explained to us how the tea making starting from planting and going through all steps. Since we paid for tickets we just hoped that they would offer us a cup of tea !  more »