SRI LANKANuwara Eliya, Damro Tea plantation
NUWARA ELIYA | TEA PLANTATION
SRI LANKA AND TEA
Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth-largest producer of tea. Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka and it employs, directly or indirectly, over 1 million people. We took the train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya and only stayed there for 1 full day and night, before heading over to Kandy. We visited one of the bigger tea plantations in the area called Damro Tea (former Mackwoods) and spent about two hours walking around, joining a factory tour and tasting the delicious tea with some chocolate cake.
The factory tour Damro is free of charge and if you made your way her then it’s definitely worth taking part in it. You’ll find out how they pick tea, which sorts they produce and how the entire production looks like.
Drying tea leaves.
Tired but happy!
This little buddy followed us around for a long time.
On the left of the fields (I didn’t want to fly the drone above) there was also a small settlement of houses of the people who work the fields every day. The area was lush, green and beautiful. If you are a tea lover and want to learn more about it, then Nuwara Eliya is the place to visit.