Tea has been recognised as a commodity since the early 16th century and became popular in Britain in the 17th century. Today you can travel the world and experience some of the most fragrant teas in beautiful landscaped tea gardens and plantations. Here is what you need to know about visiting the best tea plantations in Mauritius, India and Sri Lanka.
Visiting The World’s Best Tea Plantations
History of Tea
Did you know Tea dates back to the 2737 BC? It is said Emperor Shen Nung was sitting under a tree drinking hot water, when tea leaves fell into the cup. Today there are many types of tea, including black, white and grey tea with a variety of strengths and flavours.
The Bois Cherri Tea Plantation dates back to 1892 with 250 acres including tea factory, museum and cafe. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful exotic landscaped gardens with it’s delicious aromas, before sitting on the veranda and enjoying the fragrant selection of 10-12 teas.
One of the most historic and well known tea’s in the world – Darjeeling, began in 1841. Today you can visit the Happy Valley Tea Estate and take the informative tour to discover the tea process.
This year Ceylon Tea celebrates 150 years! Did you know there are 7 different regional specialty teas? These include Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Uda Pussellawa, UVA, Dimbula, Sabaragamuwa and Ruhuna. James Taylor from Kincardine in Scotland, was the first Ceylon Tea planter to succeed with the development tea production.
Have you found your cup of tea? Discover more on tea, alternative ways to enjoy a cup of tea and delicious tea and chocolate combinations coming soon!
I hope you have enjoyed reading about some of the historical and fragrant teas from around the world. There’s nothing like a good cup of tea! Happy Travels:) x