Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka

Top of my tea wish list is to visit a tea plantation in Sri Lanka. There is something quite magical and enchanting knowing that these areas are often generations old and have been tilled and toiled over for hundreds of years by the same bloodlines. It was recorded in 1824 when the British brought a tea plant from China to Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was formerly known). It was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens, and is considered to have been the first non-commercial tea plant in Sri Lanka. In 1867, James Taylor marked the birth of the tea industry in Ceylon by starting a tea plantation in the Loolecondera Estate in Kandy. I have been researching and found that there are many guided day trips available and some cover several different plantations in the same area. Watch this space – this is definitely on my “To Do” list and I can’t wait to share my discovery ♥

Enchanting ♥

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