It would be challenging to drive through Hill Country and not visit at a tea plantation.
Sri Lanka , formerly named Ceylon, is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea after China, India and Kenya. Tea accounts for 15% of the GDP.
On our way from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, we stopped at the country’s oldest factory, Blue Field Tea Gardens.
I’m a big tea drinker, so I was curious to see how it was processed.
All leaves are hand-picked: Ceylon black, green and white.
Unfortunately, the machines weren’t running that day.
It was rainy and overcast, so we didn’t bother spending much time in the tea fields.