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My trip in Sri Lanka
In 2023 I got the chance to visit Sri Lanka, the birth country of my father. He fled 40+ years ago and last year, we finally had the chance to visit it with my family.
If you want to read more about my adventures, you can click on this link.
In this article, you will read more about our experience at the Blue Field Tea Factory, where we had a free tour around the site. This was easily one of my favorite moments in Sri Lanka <3
We visited this place on our way from Nuwara Eliya to Sigiriya.
About the Blue Field Tea Factory
Nestled in the rolling hills of Ramboda, Sri Lanka, where the air is crisp and the views are like something out of a fairy tale, you’ll find the delightful Blue Field Tea Factory. It’s not just any tea spot; it’s a magical kingdom where they create the famous Ceylon tea.
Imagine wandering through vibrant tea fields, surrounded by nature’s beauty. At Blue Field, you’re not just a visitor; you’re part of a happy journey into the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea story.
And oh, the tea-tasting party? It’s not just sipping; it’s a sip of the adventure, a flavorful introduction to the enchanting world of Ceylon tea! 🍵🌳
We had a free tour of the plantation and inside the factory. We started outside, in beautiful nature, with the view of the mountains. The guide told us some things about the people who work on the plantations and the different teas. It was quite amazing that we had the whole plantage and factory for ourselves, as there were no other tourists!
Our guide spilled the tea (pun intended!) about the amazing people behind the scenes and the magic of tea-making. Did you know the hardworking ladies at Blue Field pluck a whopping 20kg of tea daily? And yes, they’re paid extra for the extra effort! They work from section to section, every day. In Sri Lanka, black, green, and white tea are produced, but in Blue Field Factory only black tea is produced.
To be honest, this was my favorite day in Sri Lanka. Or maybe, even in my top 5 ever:)
You will also get the chance to take some beautiful photos and help with plucking tea leaves.
Inside the Blue Field Tea Factory
After the tour outside, we had the chance to go inside the factory. The factory near Nuwara Eliya is not very big, so it was really special to see all the people working. Some things are modern, but there was also a lady working with an old-fashioned broom.
The freshly plucked tealeaves, we could put on the band, and that way it became much more clear what the whole journey it took to turn out into real Sri Lankan tea.
How to reach the Blue Field Tea Factory?
Reaching the Blue Field Tea Factory near Nuwara Eliya is an adventure in itself. You can reach by car and train. Here’s a guide on how to get there:
The nearest major airport is Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo, it is around 134km distance.
- Take the A1 highway towards Kandy.
- From Kandy, head towards Nuwara Eliya via the A5.
- The Blue Field Tea Factory is located near Nuwara Eliya.
By Public Transport:
- Buses and trains operate from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya.
- Nanu Oya Railway station in Nuwara Eliya city is 27.58 km away
- Nawalapitiya Railway station in Nawalapitiya city is 39.73 km away
- From Nuwara Eliya, you can hire a taxi or tuk-tuk to reach the Blue Field Tea Factory.
Entree fee of the Blue Field Tea Factory
After the tour - Ramboda Waterfalls
We visited the Blue Field Tea Factory on our way from Nuwara Eliya to Sigiriya. On this road, you will also come across the Ramboda Waterfalls.
Ramboda Falls in Sri Lanka is a stunning natural sight, with water plunging from a height of 109 meters. It’s one of the tallest waterfalls on the island. Surrounded by greenery,
Ramboda Falls offers a peaceful spot for photos and relaxation. If you’re a nature lover, don’t miss this breathtaking waterfall.
My parents did not join me and my sister + boyfriend while we climbed all the way up to the waterfall. Which was for the better. At some parts it can be a bit slippery.
There’s a lot more to say about this waterfall, which I might do later. For now, you can check out this link for more information.
Some more information about Blue Field Tea Factory
Nuwaraliya, road, Ramboda, Sri Lanka
How much time will you spend here: Around 2 hours, including the tour and afterwards, drinking the tea.
Opening times: 8 Am – 6PM, open every day of the week
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