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Colonial Tea Experience and Lunch

Colonial Tea Experience and Lunch

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

We are the co-founders of "Monkeytail Teas". Sengli and Dave took over a 7 acre abandoned tea estate overlooking the Knuckles Mountain range 3 years ago. Since then we have been developing the estate as a community organic tea producer. We have developed our own brand of artisanal tea "Black and Green Monkeytail Tea", with the help of an international tea consultant, Beverly Wainwright. Our teas…
Dave & Sengli
Dave & Sengli
Dave & Sengli
Dave & Sengli

What we’ll do

We started hosting Tea Experiences 12 months ago and recently joined with Jetwing Adventures to offer this "Tea Plantation Experience programme". Once completed you will have learned some of the history of tea, be able to identify different tea plants and how to pluck the best leaves, understand the tea production process and, perhaps, have hand rolled some tea yourself, then learned how to…

What else you should know

A 3 course Traditional Sri Lankan Lunch is included in the price and is vegetarian (mostly vegan) except for the one meat or fish dish which is cooked separately. Please tell us well in advance if you have other dietary requirements.

What I’ll provide

Lunch
Traditional 3 course Sri Lankan buffet lunch
Tea
Professional tea tasting equipment
Safety equipment
Aprons, caps and other food hygiene equipment.

What to bring

Walking shoes/trainers/boots or walking sandals

Where you'll be

You'll start at the 120 year old Tea Planters Bungalow before moving into the tea fields nearby to learn about growing and picking tea. Then you'll move onto the micro tea factory to see how it is made and perhaps to try your hand at 'hand rolling' the tea. You will then return to the Bungalow for a comparative tea tasting before enjoying a traditional Sri Lankan lunch on the veranda overlooking Reverston Peak and the Knuckles mountains.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

A 3 course Traditional Sri Lankan Lunch is included in the price and is vegetarian (mostly vegan) except for the one meat or fish dish which is cooked separately. Please tell us well in advance if you have other dietary requirements.
Dave & Sengli
tea tasting
Colonial Tea Experience and Lunch
New experience
From $19/person
New experience
From $19/person