Highfield Tea Factory is a place that's drenched with the smell of fresh tea that's being brewed. 2km northeast of upper Coonoor is this Nilgiris of the western ghat. Coonoor is situated 19 km away from its sister hilltop Ooty. This hilly Indian countryside was set up to utilise the tea plantations around Nilgiri Hills that produces an exquisite tea. With time, the estate evolved to stand as a site promoting education and tourism.
The 50-year-old tea factory is a study tour for tea lovers as well as those who wish to know how tea is being processed. It is a nature retreat, and apart from the smell of tea, there are an abundance eucalyptus trees on the hill. One can learn how the oil is disengaged from the eucalyptus trees. Highfield Tea Factory provides a birds-eye view of how the tea is manufactured as well offers the visitors a fancy souvenir tea shop where you can pick up a bag of flavoured tea. If you're a chocoholic, the delicacies made of chocolate will upsurge your devotion for chocolate.
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