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Artisan tea tasting with a contemporary tea expert

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Sri Lanka has been growing and producing some of the world’s finest tea for over 100 years. In fact, the Ceylon tea industry celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017 and there has never been a better time to learn about this fascinating industry. Planted first by Scottish planter James Taylor during the time of British rule in Sri Lanka, tea has become an iconic part of Sri Lankan heritage. Join the founder of Sri Lanka’s first designer tea brand to learn more about the history, culture and customs of tea making. This is a tea tasting masterclass and you’ll be lead by an expert!

Experience Overview

You will meet your host in the tea room at Bayleaf Restaurant. The conversation and tea sampling will take you through the processes of Ceylon tea’s journey: from the producer to the buyers at Colombo’s famed Tea Auction, right down to the sippers of this ancient beverage. Your host will touch on the varieties of teas produced from different estates (there are hundreds of registered tea factories in Sri Lanka, grouped broadly under high, medium and low grown, depending on the factory elevation). Throughout the discussion of manufacture and various styles, you’ll taste a combination of many teas, including black, green, white and herbal Teas. Your host will also show you the art of pouring the perfect cup of tea. Finish up with a slice of cake and a few extra nibbles alongside your favorite blend of tea.

Includes: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Includes:

A host, the tea tasting

Duration: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Duration:

1 to 1.5 hours

Timings: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Timings:

4pm

Good for children:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Good for children:

Small children may not follow

What to wear or bring along: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Light, cool clothing

Private or not?  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

This experience is always private

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Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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