Tea Trails experience: tea factory with a resident planterBack
You are in the heart of the Tea Country: The eponymous English cuppa might have been somewhat stronger if not for the 1865 coffee blight. Old Ceylon’s up-country plantations were devastated – but not so the spirits of the pioneering planters. They threw in a crop of tea and never looked back. You will visit a factory, and learn about the whole processing procedure and how different types of teas are created.
You will visit a factory, and learn about the whole processing procedure and how different types of teas are created. Your host will take you through the entire process – from the drying of the green leaf to process of dehumidifying and provoking the chemical reaction that turns green leaf into tea, to the segmenting of the different particles which give you the different grades, to the packing and distribution.