"Tea Tours" in Nuwara Eliya
Damro Labookellie Tea Centre
Nestled among the enchanting hills along the scenic route from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, you'll discover the delightful Damro Labookellie Tea Centre.
This hidden gem is celebrated for its freshly brewed, premium cups of tea, infused with the misty essence of the hills, perfectly paired with a slice of indulgent homemade chocolate cake, all while taking in a truly magical view. The Tea Centre encapsulates the essence of 'tea culture,' offering visitors an informative factory tour that unveils the art and heritage of tea production.
The knowledgeable staff is fluent in English, French, and German, ensuring that visitors from around the world can fully immerse themselves in this experience. Engaging events, such as plucking competitions and tasting sessions, are immensely popular among international travellers and local guests. Additionally, special occasions are celebrated with events like the Vesak lantern festival, which adds a touch of magic to the surroundings.
At the Tea Centre, you'll encounter an impressive selection of Damro teas, each characterised by its unique aroma and grade. From blended high-grown teas to single-estate varieties like Damro Labookellie, Weddamulla, and Frotoft estates, you'll find a diverse range that caters to every tea enthusiast. What truly sets the Tea Centre apart is its commitment to providing garden-fresh tea, hand-picked, packed, and offered right where it's cultivated.
The gift shop is a treasure trove for everyone, featuring a wide array of package sizes and designs. Delight your taste buds with our flavoured teas infused with notes of lemon, Earl Grey, strawberry, mint, cinnamon, and more. For those seeking something truly special, explore our exclusive collections of gift teas, meticulously packaged in finely crafted ceramic, delicate porcelain, rustic terra cotta, and wooden containers. To top it off, they offer soft toys and exquisitely designed brass and silver-plated chests and canisters, making your visit to Damro Labookellie Tea Centre an unforgettable experience.
The drive from Spring Acre to Labookellei would take less than 15 minutes.
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Pedro Estate & Tea Centre
Nestled amidst the lush terrain, just 3.5 kilometres east of Nuwara Eliya en route to Kandapola, the Pedro Estate and Tea Centre invites you to embark on a journey to the origins of your morning cup of tea.
Founded in the year 1885, Pedro Estate sprawls over an impressive expanse of approximately 670 hectares. This sprawling estate boasts a workforce of around 1,250 dedicated labourers, supported by an additional 50 administrative staff. What truly sets Pedro Estate apart is its unwavering commitment to ethical business practices, emphasising the well-being of estate workers. This dedication is evident through community cooperatives, improved housing facilities, and access to quality education.
The estate primarily focuses on tea production destined for the open auction market. However, they also take pride in packaging select teas under the brands "Mahagastotte" and "Lover's Leap," which are available at their inviting guest centre. During your visit, do not miss the opportunity to savour a delightful cup of their 'Single Garden Tea,' a variety that encapsulates the essence of this remarkable estate.
Discover the rich heritage and craftsmanship that go into every cup of Pedro Estate tea, and savour the flavours of history in every sip. Your journey through our estate promises to be a truly memorable experience.
The drive from Spring Acre to the Pedro Estate would take less than 20 minutes.
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Blue Field Tea Centre
This is situated approximately 45 minutes drive towards Kandy on the A5 highway. It's 1200 m above mean sea level and is close to the town of Ramboda.
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The following can be experienced at the tea garden:
- Factory visit with experienced Guides,
- Tea Center for “ Garden Fresh “ varieties for purchasing,
- Restaurant for breakfast and lunch,
- Lounge to taste tea and cakes ,
- Kiddies Park to provide a wonderful time for the Kids.
- Estate where guest may have a walk through the plantation and enjoy the breath of fresh air
This is at Rozella snd is an idyllic stop-over for freshly brewed Ceylon Tea when travelling from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya on the A7 highway just before Hatton. The location is easily recognizable by the large teacup in the front garden.
Overlooking the misty mountains, the" Zesta Tea Cup" is a popular destination among both foreign and local visitors. The Tea Cup offers brewed tea and snacks in addition to being a tea center.
Perched on a hillside overlooking the splendid Devon Fall and the picturesque Devon and St. Claire valley, the Tea Castle stands proudly at the 82nd kilometer post on the A7 highway.
A visionary endeavour by Mlesna, this Tea Castle is a testament to the breathtaking beauty of its surroundings and is constructed in the style of medieval Scotland, paying homage to James Taylor, the pioneer of Ceylon Tea. Known as "The Mlesna Castle," it provides a serene and tranquil ambience for tea enthusiasts to indulge in the exquisite tea offerings available at the centre.
The Museum showcases a captivating collection of artifacts from yesteryears within the castle's walls. Educational photographs transport visitors to the early days of the tea industry, offering a glimpse into its history and evolution. The Castle Restaurant, with its unique atmosphere, enhances the overall experience, setting the perfect mood for relaxation and enjoyment.
The specially designed Viewing Tower at The Mlesna Castle is an absolute must-visit for those seeking panoramic vistas. It grants visitors an unrivalled opportunity to immerse themselves in the magnificent spectacle of the Devon Fall, the St. Claire Valley, and the surrounding mist-shrouded, emerald-green hills, all part of this breathtakingly beautiful landscape.
A visit to the Tea Castle promises a journey into the world of tea, a feast for the eyes, and a retreat for the soul, all within the embrace of nature's stunning beauty.