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Attention Tea Lovers! Drink Some Island Tea & Learn About Its History At The Sri Lanka Tea Museum

Sri Lankan tea is famous across the world, and if you’ve not had tea from this island before, chances are you know someone who has. Sri Lankans love their tea so much they decided to create a museum for it!

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History of Tea

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Following the British invasion (the original tea addicts) of Sri Lanka, most landscapes in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya were converted to tea estates, so that they could drink tea whenever they wanted to. From then on, Sri Lanka’s tea industry grew rapidly and has since become one of the largest tea exporters in the world.

James Taylor

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No, he didn’t invent tea. That would be the Chinese Emperor ShenNung. James Taylor is known as the ‘Father of the Ceylon Tea Industry’, as he saw to the planting and cultivation of the first tea estates on the Island, following the demise of the coffee crops.

Tea Cafe

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What’s a tea museum without a place to drink tea, am I right? Thankfully, the Tea Museum houses a tea cafe on the top floor, where you can enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea, partake in some tea tasting activities and even buy some of your favorites from the outlet.


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The tea hub of Sri Lanka is Nuwara Eliya, and with its cooler climate and acres of tea plants, the city attracts a large number of avid tea lovers. With plenty of Nuwara Eliya hotels to choose from, the converted tea factory by Heritance Hotels & Resorts is sure to grab the interest of tea lovers.

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