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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. Dambatenne Tea Factory is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • This tea factory is very interesting. The guide tour in English about tea processing takes about 20 minutes. Various teas can be purchased at the end of the tour. Unfortunately, there is no tasting.  more »
  • I have been at Dambethenna tea factory last year with one of my friends. According to them this is the largest functioning tea factory in Sri Lanka. They provide a guide (either English or Sinhala...  more »
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