Nestled amidst lush vernal hills and laying claim to some stellar views of the mountains, the Pedro Tea Estate makes for a charming place to visit!
The tea factory has its roots with James Taylor, the pioneer planter who introduced Camellia Sinensis to Sri Lanka during the early 1800’s. The factory burnt down in the 1940’s but visitors can take in the original steel structures while here.
The factory is closed to the public between 12 to 2 P.M. so it would be best to time your visit accordingly. The whole tour should not take more than half an hour and will cost between LKR 250- 500 per head.
Things to Do
Visitors will be taken on a tour by a guide through the factory and will get the chance to learn about the tea manufacturing process. Afterwards, you can settle down for a free cup of tea while taking in the stunning views of the Bomburelle Reservoir. You can also visit the Lover’s Leap Ethical Tea Boutique for a spot of shopping.
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