Everything about tea
Tantalize your taste buds with the heavenly taste of pure Ceylon Tea at the Ceylon Tea Museum in Hantane Kandy. This museum is located four kilometers south of Kandy on the Hantane Road. The uniqueness of the Ceylon Tea Museum is that it was once a functioning tea factory which was abandoned for over a decade and was then converted into a museum. The tea museum has some vintage tea-making paraphernalia on display and exhibits on James Taylor and Thomas Lipton who are considered as tea pioneers of Ceylon.
The Ceylon Tea Museum was incorporated on 9th January 1998 and was formally opened on 1st December 2001. The museum is a four storied building. The ground floor has various equipment and machinery used in tea production such as rollers, generators, dryers, sorting machines and fermentations tables. The most iconic machine at the Ceylon Tea Museum is the “Little Giant Tea Roller” which was used to twist the dried tea leaves into spirals for cutting. The second floor has the library and museum. The third floor has a shop for tea lovers. The fourth floor has a restaurant and tea rooms where you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking view of the misty hills while sipping a cup of tea.
The Ceylon Tea Museum is located within short distance to the Loolecondera Estate which is the first commercial tea estate in Sri Lanka. The tea museum can be visited Tuesday to Saturday from 08.30am to 15.45pm and Sundays from 08.30am to 15.00pm. The Ceylon Tea Museum is well worth a visit to witness and learn everything about tea.