Handunugoda Estate is known as the Virgin White Tea Factory and is possibly the World's closest plantation to the sea. The Ceylon Virgin White tea is special due to its virgin state of being untouched by bare human hands during the entire process. For this reason, these silver tips are significantly expensive than other teas in the world fetching over USD 1500 per kilogram. It has a delicate, very light liquoring with notes of pine & honey and a golden coppery infusion and is known to be highly rich in antioxidants thereby being the most healthiest tea of all.
Although not a mass producer of tea, Handunugoda produces a very limited quantity of the finest teas thereby winning International recognition. Along with this, a few inexpensive options are available at the shop for purchase. For the most exciting part of this tour, leaving the best for the last, this visit ends with a tea tasting session and a slice of chocolate cake! Need we say more?