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“High class tea shop with wonderful restaurant”

Mlesna Tea Fortress
Ranked #63 of 189 Restaurants in Kandy
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

A tea shop which gives you a small insight about what high quality black tea is, how to prepare it, & how Sri Lanka produces it. They have a tea & ornaments shop + a mini museum. They however, also have a restaurant.

I had some of the best Sri Lankan rice & curry here. Multiple dishes to select from & mouth watering taste. Except the meat, the vegetables will be refilled until you're done.

The tea is first class. The best black tea in the world, with a wide range of options. Lovely service too.

My vote for the best tea cafe in the country. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I came here since I knew that Sri Lankan tea was pretty famous world-over. This place did not disappoint !!

Pros:
- The entire decor is kept in line with the Tea plantations across Sri Lanka
- The staff explained the details of making and processing quality tea etc
- For the history buffs this was a good place
- They offered tea tasting samples, and it was exceptionally good. I suggest you try their tea raw, i.e without milk or sugar. You will get the taste of the actual tea
- Easy to find on the map
- Ample parking space

Cons:
- None as such

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Thank Aditya R
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were initially thinking of buying the tea in one of the departmental store and while looking for a bakery in street we happened to see this shop and immediately recognized the brand. The shop kind of looks expensive as they sell all the tea accessories and some nice souveniers.

We bought a bunch of tea packets and the rates were very reasonable compared to what we saw on the airport (never buy there) and in colombo...We also a nice cuppa of Tea there...

Beware the place is SO SMALL that at most i dont see more than 6 people fitting in to the store...but still beautiful..If you are in a lookout for a tea in kandy do visit this place...

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Thank Vijays
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

A very handy stop over on the way to Kandy or going beyond bypassing the traffic nightmare that Kandy has become .

Their seafood fried rice is the best bet- freshly made , a large portion is enough for two average adults ( order double for very hungry teens) .The creme caramel is on the small side but tasty..

Tea and sandwiches are available if you are in a hurry .The tea is the best on Kandy road.

It also has a tea shop and jewelry shop on the ground floor catering for the busloads of tourists.

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Thank EmkaySriLanka
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Have stopped at this place on several occasions over the past couple of years, for snacks, a light meal and even takeaway sandwiches. And of course their superb tea! Have been absolutely satisfied with their food as well as the ever-friendly service. Not to mention the open, airy premises.

Thank Hilmy_Sally
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