Enjoy a Freshly Brewed Premium Cup of Tea,Surrounded with a Mesmerising View & Breathtaking Landscapes
The Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre is popular for a freshly brewed premium cup of tea from the misty hills, enjoyed with a piece of rich home-made chocolate cake beside a magical view.
The Tea Centre offers true ‘Tea Culture’ with an instructive tour around the tea factory to understand the finer points in tea production and its proud heritage.
Do not expect an hour factory visit, as there are so many visitors lined up for it.
The tea centre is right on the Kandy to Nuwara Eliya road. The views from the car park are gorgeous overlooking a valley covered with tea bushes and trees.
You need to see this view with your own eye, distinctive landscape of the mother nature. If you are a human , you will be mesmerised with the surrounding.
The Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre is popular for a premium cup of tea , enjoyed with a piece of chocolate cake beside a mystical view.
Tell you frankly, we did not buy the chocolate cake but ordered the Tea 🙂
I never drink tea without sugar(this is the srilankan way) but I drank that milk tea without any sugar. I was stunned buy the taste.
All our friends enjoyed the tea as we were looking for a break with a cup of tea.
One thing that you need to know when you go to Nuwara Eliya, you do not find many good places to have a cup of coffee or tea or something to eat therefore make sure you have a cup of tea from Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre
The Service Quality of Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre
The service is NOT 5 star.If you happens to visit this place during season,you do not get a good service. They take a bit of time to serve you.
Do not get upset abut these little delays, just enjoy the surroundings of the place. it is marvelous place to relax. if you are in hurry to go, do not visit this place as It is not place to rush or just visit.
You need to enjoy the mother nature with freshly brewed premium cup of tea so , you need to allocate bit of time out of busy schedule :-).
Believe me, it is worth !!!!
[If you look at the tray, you could see how massy is :-). You do not get 5 star quality service but it is place to relax and enjoy the landscape of the tea factory while enjoying a cup of tea.. ]
Service staff may give priority service to Foreigners . I guess, they think or expect a better tip from them :-).
They talk very loud and do not follow real Restaurant level service and proper equity. My best advice is , do not get upset for these little things.
Enjoy the Surroundings!!!! 🙂 and enjoy your cup of tea.
Many things to enjoy than complain. Visit the place with a open mind 🙂
Quality of the Gifts Tea at the Centre
At the Tea Centre a selection of the finest quality aromatic graded Mackwoods teas are available; ranging from blended high grown to single estate teas like the Mackwoods Labookellie, Weddamulla and Frotoft estate teas.
What makes the Tea Centre refreshingly unique is that it’s a place where fragrant teas are hand-plucked, packed and sold garden fresh right where it is grown.
The Mackwoods Gift Teas selection offers something for everyone and is presented in a wide range of pack sizes and designs, with tea flavoured with lemon, Earl Grey, strawberry, mint, cinnamon etc.
The exclusive collections of gift teas packed in exquisitely crafted ceramic, delicate porcelain, terra cotta and wood containers, soft-toys and intricately carved brass and silver-plated tea chests and tea canisters.
You need to aware that , this tea centre is a premier tea centre.
The Price of The Tea
The price of the Gift Teas are bit more expensive than other tea.
Being a Sri Lankan, we do not mind to pay that price to get a premier tea as most of the Sri Lanka good tea selections are exported and we do get to buy from Sri Lanka.
It is hard to find good tea for the local citizens,so we love the tea centre tea 🙂
If you are foreigner,just looking to buy normal tea, do not buy from this tea centre. These are Branded tea.
If you want to buy normal tea, just tell you tour guide or just barge into a local shop, you can buy from USD 1 to 5 USD.
Please do not get upset about the price.
They sell Branded tea for people who want to buy premier quality tea to give Gifts as souvenirs or own consumption.
If You come from UK or Europe
If you are foreigner from UK or Europe where you enjoy very high Extra Premier Quality tea, then is not a place to taste an Extra Premier Quality tea.
What you find in UK and Eroupe, you do not find in Sri Lanka as Extra Premier Quality tea is exported , it is not available every where in Sri Lanka.
Be aware so that you would not grumble about the tea that you buy.
If you want to enjoy tea taste, oder a tea pot. so that you can make you own tea. you can add milk,sugar and etc.
Please note that, in sri lanka, you do not get very high quality power milk therefore, when you mix with tea , you lose the essence of the tea taste.
Be aware that.The best advice, drink tea without milk or sugar.
Summary of the Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre
The tea centre service is not an excellent and quality of the tea is not so exorbitant. But if you want to enjoy the Beautiful sounding and give thank Mother Nature, this is the must place to visit.
Other good thing about this place is, the sanitary facilities are excellent. if you want to call for nature or pee , this is good place to do so.
After enjoy a quality tea, you can release yourself too. They do not charge for this 🙂
I hope this review find valuable.
You can NOT get every thing free with 5 star quality.