Take home a packet of world famous Ceylon Tea. You have the choice of savouring different blends of tea in a hill country tea factory and purchasing directly from estates such as Labookelle Tea Estate close to Nuwara Eliya, Bogawantalawa Tea Estates in Dickoya, Dambatanne Tea estate in Haputale, and the Tea Research Institute in Talawakelle. These teas are also marketed in specialist tea centres and grocery stores such as Cargills Food City and Keells Super in the main towns across the island. We highly recommend the world renowned Dilmah Teas and Mlesna Tea.
Sri Lanka is the world’s second largest cinnamon exporter. This precious crop is grown in estates along the south coast. You can purchase fresh cinnamon from plantations in Mirissa as well as in Koggala where villagers process cinnamon on an island on the Koggala Lake. Various aromatic spices and condiments such as mixed curry powder, chili powder, saffron, turmeric, cloves and cinnamon can be purchased from the main grocery stores. Ma’s spices are highly recommended.