Ceylon tea is the original tea of Sri Lanka and no one will let you forget it! The amount of tea plantations in the hill country is admirable and the shops where you can buy all sorts of teas are each better than the next. Favourites include Dilmah, Mackwoods and Teaeli. The traditional tea of Sri Lanka is black tea, which comes in all sorts, depending on the altitude it is grown in. Apart from black tea, the other classics are also available like English Breakfast, Earl Grey and some specialized teas like chocolate mint or peach and mint.

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