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Tea plantations Sri Lanka
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Tea plantations

At the doorstep of the highlands, Kandy opens up to the large tea garden. If you are curious to see the different stages in the preparation of the black tea of Ceylon, you can venture into one of the countless factories that line the roads from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Most of the farmers' homes have been transformed into visitor and tasting centres.

Tea plantations

Tea plantations , Women tea pluckers , Sri Lanka
Women tea pluckers

Women tea pluckers at work in the tea plantations; Sri Lanka is the fourth largest tea producer in the world.

Peter Hilger / age fotostock
Tea plantations , Tea plantations in Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka
Tea plantations in Sri Lanka

The combination of humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall in the country's central highlands provide a climate that favours the production of good quality tea.

Ann Dudko / 123RF
Tea plantations , Tea in Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka
Tea in Sri Lanka

It was British citizen James Taylor that introduced the tea plantation in Sri Lanka in 1867.

Nevarpp / 123RF
Tea plantations , Tea plantation, Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka
Tea plantation, Sri Lanka

Directly and indirectly, over one million Sri Lankans are employed in the tea industry

© Ivan / age fotostock
Tea plantations , Black tea leaves. , Sri Lanka
Black tea leaves.

Black loose leaf tea is traditional in Sri Lanka, the country formerly known as Ceylon.

© GoodMood Photo / age fotostock
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