Savour tea tasting in Colombo with an expert in the heritage and traditions of tea
Tea tasting in Colombo
The essence of a tea-tasting in Colombo
Understand the culture, customs and history of tea creation and taste an extensive variety of designer tea combinations. This fascinating experience is run by Kenneth Congreve, a tea expert who was born in Badulla, in Sri Lanka’s tea country. He comes from a long line of tea planters, and started his career as a junior tea taster in 1980. This one-hour experience takes you through the basics of tea tasting, which includes how to use your nose to detect the delicate aroma from each infusion, as well as identifying how the colour of the brew can affect the final cup.
Kenneth identifies the differences between long-grown and high-grown tea and allows you to try and identify the differences yourself. At the end you will get to enjoy a variety of teas and go home with your very own pack. Kenneth makes this experience a unique and memorable one. This excursion begins at 10h30 and takes place only on Thursday and Fridays. Please note this tour is subject to availability at the time of booking.