A visit to sri lanka is not complete without visiting a tea plantation the tea trail is one of the best experience
A visit to Sri Lanka is not complete without tea plantation hike and picnic trip as the tea trail is one of the best experience the clients can have about the tea plantation. The tea trails is a walk about four to five hours it is walking in the most beautiful tea plantation with very nice landscape and panoramic view and a good experience for the High tea country and the panorama that Sri Lanka can offer.
You will see the tea ladies plucking tea all day from 8 am to 4 pm rain or shine. And also you will join the tea ladies to pluck some tea for an half an hour and you will visit one of the tea ladies house for a cup of Tea. During this Sri Lanka hiking experience you will have a picnic in the tea plantation and you will meet only locals not a tourists.
Plan for Sri Lanka hiking experience and what to expect during this tea plantation hike and picnic trip
Tea is the most popular beverage, next to water, in the world, the story of tea begins in China. According to legend, in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water, when some leaves from the tree blew into the water.
Whilst the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularized in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, it was not until the mid-19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared.
Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka and accounts for Employments directly or indirectly, over 1 million people, and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates. Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth-largest producer of Tea.
In 1995, it was the world’s leading exporter of Tea The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall of the country’s central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high-quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1867 by James Taylor, a British planter who arrived in 1852.
The major tea growing areas are Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in Central Province Badulla, Bandarawela and Haputale , Sri Lanka’s hill district is carpeted with beautiful terraced tea plantations. Perhaps the most famous is Lipton Tea original plantation near Haputale, which still grows and sells a variety of teas
Just drinking a few cups of tea and buying a couple of tea items on your visit to Sri Lanka, is really not the best way to get to know about this aspect of Ceylon. What you truly have to do to understand Sri Lankan Tea is to walk those estate paths and experience it for yourself.
Once you are familiar with the tea trees first hand, you can visit one of the tea Factory that provide tours about tea and how it’s processed from green leaves to a block cup of Tea
Sri Lanka is currently the fourth largest tea producer in the world. However, the history of tea in this country isn’t marked by how much is produced, but by the influence it has had on the nation and the tea culture as a whole. Each one of us, at some point in our lives, has heard of, seen, or drank Ceylon tea. Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon during the British colonial era, thus so was their tea.
A visit to Sri Lanka is not complete without visiting a tea plantation the tea trail is one of the best experience the clients can have about the tea plantation. This Sri Lanka hiking experience is a tea plantation hike and picnic trip about four to five hours it is walking in the most beautiful tea plantation with very nice landscape and panoramic view and a good experience for the High tea country.