The staff at Diyanillakelle Estate are experts on the tea production process, and would be delighted to take you on an extended visit of our own tea factory. They will carefully explain the process involved, right from the initial withering of the leaves, through to rolling, fermenting, drying and sifting, in producing the various types of tea that bear the ‘Diyanillakelle’ name. The tea is broken down and rolled as part of this process and the general rule is that the smaller these bits, the stronger the tea.
The finest bits are referred to as ‘dust’ and are used in tea bags. Among other things, you will learn about one of the most expensive types of tea — ‘White Tea’. Here, the tips and buds are used rather than the leaves.