Dambatenne Tea Factory
The Dambatenne Tea Factory was built by Thomas Lipton in 1890 when he began his tea empire, and this is the factory that manufactures his famous Lipton Ceylonta black tea. Lipton made the tea industry what it is today; with workers harvesting the tea, he sold his tea all around the world, quickly making Lipton a household name.
How to Reach the Factory
From Lipton’s Seat, Dambatenne Tea Factory is just a short way off, and you can either get there by tuk-tuk or by following a trail through the tea plantation. If you are travelling with young children, maybe opt for the latter option as it gives your kids the chance to run through a gorgeous green tea plantation.
An Insightful Tour
There is a tour of the factory that runs every 30-minutes and it is a really interesting activity to do, especially if you’re ‘tea-enthusiast’. At the factory, you will be given a tour of the factory grounds where you will be able to see the whole manufacturing process- from the collection of the tea leaves to the oxidation process, and finally the packaging- of Ceylon black tea. At the end of the tour, you will also be able to sample some of the world-renowned Ceylon tea and be given the opportunity to buy a few souvenirs from here.