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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  • This is a classic factory, founded by Sir Thomas Lipton in 1890. Our Lonely Planet guide had written up this tour so we came with high expectations. They were not met. The tour lasted about 20 minutes...  more »
  • Finally leanrt out sonething about tea production. Interesting knowledge acquired here for only 250 Rp. Unfortunatelly taking pictures is forbidden within the factory interior but you can understand t...  more »
  • 250 rupees to not kill me - I'd save her still can. Unmotivated and unfriendly management, issues almost impossible, may Allgemeinplätzchen, it is also ergoogeln. At the entrance signs, HACCP guidelines due to (it is after all Lipton tea) - real compliance with hygiene and safety measures: less than zero. Toilet flooded, not lockable, not flushable, before that but a person who wants to even money, despite admission (and did not get from me). The tea tasting is included in the price does not exist, but guess there because the rinsed Cup a few days ago still stood around.
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