Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory

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Timings : Open on all days from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Entry Fee : SLR 1250- 1280 per person

Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory, Ella Overview

One will find many tea factories in Sri Lanka especially in the Uva region of the beautiful town of Ella. Among all these tea factories the Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory is the largest one. The factory was once a part of the British era which dates back to the 1940s.

Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory also offers a guided tour which lasts for almost two hours and is one of the genuinely enriching learning experiences at the factory. After the tour, one is also treated to some of the most aromatic tea samples. At the factory, one will also get acquainted with many different and latest manufacturing tea techniques.

Today, the Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory is one of the largest tea factories in Sri Lanka and is also the largest producer of tea accounting for about 150,000 kg per month!

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Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory Tour

The Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory offers a tour for anyone who wishes to learn more about the authentic Sri Lankan tea. The tour usually lasts for two hours. The tour commences with a short lecture on the different types of tea and the various procedures which go into making the tea. The tour takes you through the process of the different stages and the machinery which goes into making the tea.

The fantastic tour comes to an end with a tasting session of the aromatic teas of the factory. So, sip on and take in the fragrance of the drink while you lose yourself in the picturesque views of the tea bushes and a vast stretch of mountains. Lastly, you will be taken to the tea shop where you will find different varieties of tea with some attractive packaging. The tea can surely act as a fantastic souvenir to take back home.

Different Varieties of tea at Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory

The Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory has grown into a big business today, and they are one of the largest exporters of tea in Sri Lanka. There is a vast array of tea options to choose from, which is perfect for any occasion, be it breakfast, or before or after lunch and dinner. Some of the different varieties of tea which include:
  • Organic black tea and green tea
  • Fruit tea
  • Herbal tea
  • Flavored tea
  • Infusions
  • White tea (golden tips and silver tips)
  • Earl Grey
Apart from this, the factory will also curate and develop new flavours of tea depending upon preferences.

How To Reach Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory

There is an option of riding the bus going towards Bandarawela. From Bandarawela get off at the junction of Kumbawela and go towards the direction of Badulla. After this, get off near the Halpe temple from where it is steep almost 2 km walk to the Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory.

If you do not wish to ride the bus, you may also hire a private three-wheeler (tuk-tuk) which should not charge you more than SLR 1000 for a return trip.

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