Somehow I confused three with six. Let's blame the heat. Ahem.
But I'd have put up with many more hours for the breathtaking views of lush green plantations and waterfalls.
Followed by fermentation, or oxidation, where tea develops its distinctive flavour. Additional drying then takes place. Once dried the tea leaves are sorted and graded.
Finally packing takes place.
Enjoying a cup of the factory's tea.
Followed by a silver tip tea omelette.
They really do love their tea. Our driver stocked up on 6k of it. Not the type of place you'd be asking for a latte now.
Eating lunch outside I noticed something rather strange. I wasn't melting. Ahh. Another plus for the hill country, cooler temperatures. The Sri Lankans are even in their jumpers, being Irish I'm still in my beach gear...
Refreshed (and slightly tea-scented) we hit the road for the town of Nuwara Eliya, known as Little England.
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