Posted on March 31 2020
Also known as Handunugoda Tea Plantation with factory and museum…The Virgin White Tea Plantation in Galle, Sri Lanka offers free guided tours around the plantation, tea making factory, tea museum AND you will be treated to a cup of delicious tea and freshly baked cake!
When you start the tour of the plantation there is a board that reads:
This tea is completely untouched by hand.
It follows an ancient Chinese ritual
where the Mandarins employed virgins
to cut the tea leaf with golden scissors into a golden bowl.
Only the emperor’s lips touched the tea.
This tea has 10.11% antioxidants, the highest in any beverage.
It is a rejuvenator and health giver.
This is our contribution to the world of tea.
This of course is not the case today (the virgin and golden scissors bit), although they do take great measures to produce a tea of the highest quality with extraordinary health properties.
Handunugoda is the only Virgin White Tea plantation in the world.
Here’s what you can expect from the Virgin White Tea Plantation In Galle:
- A free guided walking tour around the tea plantation with a bunch of other tourists (most likely from all corners of the globe) which is pretty fun in and of itself
- Followed by a cup of tea and a slice of freshly baked cake (also for free)
- Then you will be taken over to the tea factory to see just how the tea leaves are dried and packed.
- And lastly you will head to the tea museum where you can taste every kind of tea they have on offer – there are MANY! And buy some delicious, healthy tea to take home with you if you like.
If you have ever bought Virgin White Tea, you will know that it costs a pretty penny…And that’s because it is not grown anywhere but here.
I thought that was pretty cool!
It makes the guided tour around this unique tea plantation all the more interesting and special.
While this plantation is famous for their Virgin White Tea, they do produce and sell many other kinds of tea here – most of which are much more affordable than the white tea they are famous for.
The day we toured the plantation was a scorcher!
If you’re visiting in summertime, I suggest taking a hat, wearing breathable clothes, a bottle of water and lots of sunscreen.
That being said, we had the best time!
I’ve loved reliving our tour of the Virgin White Tea Plantation In Galle while choosing the photos and writing this post.
We 100% recommend a visit if you’re ever in Galle, Sri Lanka, it really is a wonderful and unique outing!
Thank you for reading!! Catch you next time 🙂