The life of a Planter
JC Holidays strives to provide guests with the best colonial style experiential travel in Sri Lanka.
A day in. The life of the Colonial Planter.
0530 am Wake up early morning and enjoy the freshly brewed Lynford tea served by the Appu. Done your boots and Jacket and set out on the morning field round with abundance of fresh air and birds chirping on the trees.
600am Watch the tea pluckers plucking the world famous two leaves and a bud, see the men doing field works such as weeding, draining, fertilising, and other connected agricultural practises required in the Tea gardens.
Return to the bungalow and enjoy a sumptuous Continental or Oriental breakfast with factory fresh tea served by the caring Lynford staff. After a while’s rest one can either do another field round or make a visit to the factory to see the tea manufacturing process from withering of the green leaf to the final black tea and the grading of same. This is an experience of a life time to actually see the process of manufacturing this world famous drink. Then experience the tea tasting process and make your own comments of this famous drink. One can also experience the blending process and even do one’s own blend to be taken back to your country to tell your friends about your special blend.
Return to the bungalow for lunch and rest a while after lunch. Do a visit to the office in the evening and thereafter visit the factory to see the Green leaf being brought into the factory, see the weighing process and the commencement of the manufacturing process.
For the more adventurous type after a sumptuous dinner back at the bungalow can re- visit the factory to see the manufacturing process which commence generally at night.
You have now personally experienced the typical daily routine of a Tea Planter, which experience you cannot get elsewhere.
Limber up, relax and rejuvenate in the salubrious climes of the Lynford division. Relax and recharge your batteries in the company of our expert yoga instructor who will guide you through 3 days of heavenly relaxation, while basking in the pampering that is the Lynford experience.
Take a walk on the green side
Be it a leisurely stroll or an adventurous trek through rolling tea fields that lead up to the Horton plains, the portfolio of treks that originate from the Lynford give you a hands on experience of a valley that has hardly felt the passing of time. A canvass of blues and greens awaits the adventurous that extends from the perfectly manicured tea carpets to the virgin plains of Horton.
Can’t handle the whole drama of a gala wedding? Want to escape to the Emerald Isle with a few loved ones to celebrate matrimony away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, The Lynford offers you wedlock memories to cherish. You just step onto the property and step into your wedding gown, our wedding panner will take care of the rest.
The Lynford Blend
Try your hand at blending your own tea at the factory, and take it back home with you. Visit the different regions of the bogo valley teas and help in the plucking process… join the pluckers to weigh in the tea leaf and follow the two leaves and bud through the entire process from the bud to the packaged product, the finest in the golden valley.