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   Nuwara Eliya tea plantations

 

Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya is an area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Located at an altitude of between 1,100 and 1,800 meters it is a well suited location for tea production.

 

After a tea plant was brought from China to Ceylon by the British in 1824, commercial cultivation was initiated by the Brit James Taylor in 1867, when he started the country's first tea plantation in Kandy.

 

   Nuwara Eliya tea plantations

 

   Nuwara Eliya tea plantations

 

When synthetic rubber was invented and the demand for natural rubber consequently declined, much of the island switched to producing tea.

 

Today, a good deal of the island's central highlands are covered with tea bushes and Sri Lanka has become the world's 4th largest producer of tea, as well as the world's largest exporter of the crop.

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   Nuwara Eliya tea plantations