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Ceylon Tea Trails, Tientsin Bungalow

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Ceylon Tea Trails is a collection of four carefully restored planter's bungalows, situated in different locations in a stunning area of Sri Lanka's hill country and owned by Dilmah Tea. Built between 1890 and 1939 each bungalow has its own charm, but they all combine classical and contemporary styles.

Tientsin bungalow is named after the Chinese village from which the original tea seedlings came — this very British residence is a historical landmark. Six glorious rooms and suites open onto magnificent English gardens still standing loyal to the colonial planters' wives who created 'a little bit of home' in a far away land. This is a wonderful place to relax and soak up the fantastic scenery whilst enjoying great food and top class service.

It's not just the tea and their beautiful bungalows but the humanitarian work they do honouring their privilege as stewards of these pristine locations. One such initiative includes the Peak Ridge Forest Corridor to protect the leopard population, empowering workers on the tea estates and supporting their families, the creation of model montane forests and more. It's worth mentioning that 15% of profits go to their charitable foundations that serve communities around Sri Lanka in areas of healthcare, support for disabled children and their families, education, and vocational, environmental and entrepreneurship development.


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