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A ROU N D T H E WOR L D FOR T H E BE ST SP OT OF T E A Gold-Standard Ambience in Sri Lanka As one of the world’s largest tea exporters, Sri Lanka is an ideal place for tea lovers to immerse themselves in the heartland of Ceylon tea. More than just afternoon tea, travelers can experience everything from hikes through tea-covered fields and “shrub-to-cup” tours to gourmet cuisine and tea-based spa treatments. The luxurious tea bungalow resort Ceylon Tea Trails — perched in the hills in the region of Sri Lanka famous for Ceylon black tea (used in blended teas such as Earl Grey as well as fruit-flavored varietals) — houses restored tea planter residences that now offer guests lakeside boutique villas following the Tea Trail. Each distinct bungalow features period furnishings, roaring fireplaces and claw-foot tubs, along with butler service and panoramic views. Of course, you’re here to experience the tea, and this resort delivers! The complimentary “Tea Experience” allows guests to spend time with the property’s tea planter and learn about the tea-making process, including an exploratory century-old tea factory visit, tasting and general overview of the history of tea. infused dinner or an immersive private tea tasting with Bernard Holsinger, the resident tea planter. In this interactive experience, guests will taste and learn to identify the unique flavor profiles that give different teas their distinction. Feeling adventurous? Guests can also trek the breathtaking hills or bike the winding roads, exploring area tea estates and lush tea fields, lakes B O O K IT N OW: and waterfalls. Amanwella or Amangalla (Sri Lanka) SELECT amenities include: • $100 USD food and beverage credit • Complimentary continental breakfast for two daily • Early check-in and late checkout upon availability • Upgrade upon availability • Wi-Fi is already included in resort fee Additional experiences available at the resort include a tea planter’s picnic lunch, tea- Ceylon tea fields, Sri Lanka Whether you’re a tea lover or want to experience a new tradition, contact our agency today, and we’ll help get you set for your next adventure. 10 · escape · SPRING 2020