A cuppa in the morning is a way we’ve all started, but Sri Lanka travel will take your tea obsession to the next level. Sample over 24 varieties of Sri Lanka’s world renowned Ceylon tea on a visit to one of her brew-tea-ful tea plantations, offering sights and smells, and a feast for the senses. During a plantation tour, you will not only learn how tea is grown, picked, processed and prepared, but you will delve into the rich British colonial history the areas are steeped in.
Sri Lanka’s oldest tea estate is also a great stop -- Loolecondera in Kandy’s hill country, established in 1867 -- or you can take a free tour around the Handunugoda Tea Estate, just south of Colombo. There, you will marvel at the still operational 150 year old machinery, sample rare Virgin White Tea along with a slice of chocolate cake, and then browse the gift shop to find a quintessential little bit of Sri Lanka to bring back home.