See how locals produce one of the most widely consumed drinks at Glenloch Tea Factory. The factory had humble beginnings,30 minutes drive from Nuwara Eliya and you will visit a beautiful tea estate and factory where you will experience tea plucking and the factory process. This factory is fairly informative, explaining cultivation, types of tea and the drying and packing processes. There's some fine old machinery from the UK still in use. Unlike in many tea factories, photography is allowed here. Over time it has put Sri Lanka on the map as the fourth-largest producer of tea in the world. One of its founders was Sir Thomas Lipton, a name widely recognized on tea boxes, who purchased a tea estate and factory in the late 19th century. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and temperate climate, which offers excellent conditions for growing quality tea leaves. Take a 15-20 minute guided tour to learn how a leaf becomes a beverage; afterwards or before ypu will be given the best Sri Lankan tea free of charge. if you are interested you can purchase boxes of tea as a souvenir or gift for your loved ones.