The Handunugoda Tea Estate, perhaps the closest tea plantation in the world to the sea. However, this is not the only thing that makes the Handunugoda Tea Estate special. The estate is known as the Virgin White Tea Factory - it products a white tea completely unscathed by human hands. The process of tea plucking follows an ancient Chinese Ritual where the brilliant of teas were cut by virgins who never affected the tea with their bare skin and offered the resulting produce up as a tribute to the Emperor.This white tea is rich in anti-oxidants and is said to be the healthiest tea in the world.
A local tea planter will meet you and take you around tea plantation. The plantation, which lies at sea-level, is the famous Handunugoda Tea Factory founded by Herman Gunaratne.