Handunugoda Tea Estate

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Andrew Oliver-Morley
London, UK333 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We’ve assays wanted to visit a tea plantation and this estate was perfect en route to Galle. The guide was knowledgeable and a proper character. We loved learning about the tea process and the cuppa on the veranda ( with chocolate cake )
The old factory was fascinating as were the old pieces of machinery still in use. We tasted and purchased tea in the shop at the end , mainly to support the estate but also as a memento of a great couple of hours.
Written 1 May 2022
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Debbie A
Birmingham, UK45 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
A great trip, information guide was great
Free tea and cake was an added extra
I especially liked the fact you could taste all the different varieties of tea grown
A nice shop at the end to by the unique tea's
Written 15 April 2022
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libero7
London571 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We absolutely loved our visit to this very special plantation. Had a great tour which was just the right length for our hot kids who at 8 and 11 didn’t exactly have a tea plantation on their list of to-dos!

Plantation is extremely beautiful and on our little walk we saw lots of tea plants and also wildlife and herbs. Factory was really interesting too. The tea and amazing cake on the verandah was really welcome (kids loved it!) and the tea tasting was incredibly well done too with all the different teas available for tasting - again something the kids really enjoyed.

Others have said the teas are expensive. All I can say is that in the UK they would cost a lot more so we certainly bought quite a few.

A really fun visit for the whole family and easy to fit into the day if you’re in the Galle area.
Written 8 April 2022
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Jon B
Torquay, UK82 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Never ever did we have any idea about tea and just what was required! This was an absolutely hidden gem and was just amazing. Thoroughly recommend this as a visit. Actually got to see tea being sorted and then tasted the product you just can’t ask for more!!!
Written 29 March 2022
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Livingthetraveldream
16 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Wow! A hidden gem! What a lovely afternoon and how much we learned. Looking at the plants, learning about the types of tea, seeing the processing plant, a cup of tea and chocolate cake as well as tea tasting at the end.
Please buy tea when you’re there as the tour is free and this is least we can do to repay a free, informative tour.
Thank you to all.
Written 27 March 2022
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Marky
Bystrice nad Pernstejnem, Czech Republic26 contributions
Feb 2022
Driving through small local villages and communities describe closely how's life on Sri Lanka. Plantation is beautiful and peaceful place you should visit and learn more about tea. Delicious tasing (cake and tea), guided tour through the plantation were very educative and interesting. You'll se the factory inside and on the end - you may taste tea samples to choose which one is the best for you. It's not about the one - you should buy more. All are delicious planted with love.
Written 20 February 2022
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Jacqueline K
23 contributions
Feb 2022
We spent a lovely morning here guided around by the Manager David. He gave us a so much information and clearly loves the place, more than just a job. We saw lots of spices and wild life during our walk.

Fascinating story of the history of Tea and the White Silver Tips.

A beautiful cup of tea with excellent cake was enjoyed @ the owners residence, followed by a tour of the factory which was also extremely interesting. This followed a venture into the Tea Shop where the many teas manufactured were available for tasting and purchase. Which naturally did.
Written 12 February 2022
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DarioSaraB
Rome, Italy3,003 contributions
Jan 2022
The place is beautiful and the tour they offer for free is extremely interesting: it covers info from planting to processing, showing breathtaking antique machinery that is still in use nowadays. They even offer a tasting with a slice of cake in the patio of a beatiful cottage, everything is organised with love and care. The shop is full of temptations (gorgeous products) and if you are lucky, as we were, you will meet the founder of this perfect place. A must go if you are in Galle or Unawatuna, we went by motorbike and it was really worth it!
Written 18 January 2022
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karolina34
Brno, Czech Republic9 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was an amazing visit of this family tea estate - we came without previous notice (in the Covid era - we were there completely alone) and the manager showed us around, explained the tea planting and tea making process...he spoke a good English. The tour, which was free of charge (tip if you liked it), was finished by tea tasting - we could taste every single tea they sell and then buy what we liked. :))
Written 28 September 2021
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Theboss54321
9 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Fantastic little trip. Enjoy having a walk around the plantation and seeing how the process of the tea making takes place. Free guided tour and then buy some tea at the shop. Worth the trip.
Written 9 March 2020
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