The History of Ceylon Tea
The History of Ceylon Tea
3rd November 2021
Resplendent Ceylon Receives Global Recognition
At Resplendent Ceylon, travel and tourism means the world to us; but over time we have also come to realise that it is so much more than just that. Since the beginning, we have been committed to curating meaningful journeys for all our ...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
11th October 2021
Regeneration: Beyond Sustainable Tourism
It’s tough to talk about the future of tourism and hospitality without taking into consideration the unprecedented times we live in. One of the hardest hit industries, the world’s lull in travel has given the opportunity for the...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
15th February 2022
Five Things to Know About Yala’s Geology
Ruhuna, the home of Yala, was home to a community pulsating with life and a landscape teeming with lush flora and fauna. At present, not much has changed. The community still thrives as does the wondrous nature around it, from the ...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
30th September 2021
The Best Times to Visit Sri Lanka
Cliches aside, our island can be viewed as ideal to visit throughout the year. Regardless of what the weather is like in one part of the country, another part would offer a great experience in likeness or kind. We’ve summed up some of...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
20th February 2022
Hyperlocal Cocktails
Discover the Ten Tuskers Bar at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, that features handcrafted cocktails with hyperlocal ingredients. Sit alongside the pool, overlooking the deep blue Indian Ocean and allow yourself to journey across a tasting of...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
7th March 2022
The Art of Forest Bathing
Immersing yourself in nature can surprisingly be far more beneficial than we think. From the sounds to the sights, being outdoors and deepening our connection with the natural world can yield a wide variety of mental, physical as well...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
3rd October 2022
Amidst the Tea Where the Leopards Still Roam
A stay at Ceylon Tea Trails would not be complete without a walk along our nature trails encompassing lush tea landscapes, local settlements and rich cultural heritage. Along these trails lie the hidden gems of flora and fauna, and if you’re lucky enough, a leopard pugmark or some fresh scat – the best indicator that we share these paths with the resident leopards of the Peak Ridge.
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The History of Ceylon Tea
3rd January 2022
Honeymoon in 2022: Five Things to Consider
The recent flux of requests has us thinking 2022 could be the year of honeymoons. The idea of making up for lost time and the revitalised focus of being amongst enviable locations has newlyweds also booking in on lengthier stays than...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
22nd September 2021
Five Reasons Sri Lanka is Perfect for Family Vacations
Ours is a land that offers experiences that connect you with nature and wildlife, culture and heritage, traditional cuisine and communities of diverse ethnicities. Here’s five reasons why Sri Lanka is perfect for your next family...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
9th January 2022
Indulge in a Cinematic Unwinding
If you’ve yet to delve into the world of cinema from a local perspective, take your pick of some acclaimed films that were shot in its entirety, and others that were partially captured on our island home. Sit back, get yourself some...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
5th December 2021
Best Hikes in Sri Lanka
It seems like the ideal time to be venturing beyond your comfort zones and exploring the great outdoors even if it’s on a little island like ours. From forest reserves to rocky mountain scapes, ancient kingdoms to tea valleys, there...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
16th November 2021
48 Hours in Colombo
It’s tough to keep up with all the development and changes within the city of Colombo. However, spending some time in the capital of our island comes with its fair share of exploration and excitement in a multitude of aspects including...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
2nd June 2022
The Ultimate Long Weekend Guide
After a long and tiresome week, sometimes a weekend getaway is in order. Consider our ultimate long weekend guide when planning yours next! Having new experiences, even if they are over a short period of time, can be highly influential ...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
8th September 2021
Creating Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Wild Coast Tented Lodge, situated in Yala, Sri Lanka, set a new standard for luxury safari lodges. Our island, known for its biodiversity and array of wildlife, has had its fair share of safari experiences, but nothing quite on the...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
2nd November 2022
Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
Beeralu lace weaving, also known as bobbin lace, was first introduced to our islanders by the Portuguese during the 16th Century. Now a part of our own island culture and heritage, this cottage industry is practised predominantly on the southern coast; specifically in Galle and Matara. 
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The History of Ceylon Tea
11th July 2022
Five Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka in 2022
Sri Lanka is experiencing a sea change. It is at times like this we believe our strengths and a sense of renewal comes to the fore.Here are five reasons why a traveller should visit our island home now...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
22nd November 2022
The History of Ceylon Tea
The story of tea in Sri Lanka began over two hundred years ago. British rule was very much under way and in the year 1824, the first tea plant was brought to Ceylon. It came from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes.
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The History of Ceylon Tea
19th August 2022
Five Ways to Identify Animal Tracks
A guided nature or bush walk during your stay at Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a signature experience. In the company of a qualified and trained ranger, this is, without a doubt, the most immersive and interesting way to appreciate the...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
11th November 2022
Discover Sri Lankan Architecture 
Displaying rich diversity in form and style, ancient Sri Lankan architecture is fairly distinctive. From the Anuradhapura Kingdom through to the Kingdom of Kandy, it is also clearly apparent that Buddhism had a major influence on the architecture of our island. 
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The History of Ceylon Tea
24th August 2021
Renew,Realign and Rediscover
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Count to four. Release. Whilst the challenging events of the past year have left us feeling untethered from our everyday routines, it is more apparent than ever that we as travellers, travel...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
1st August 2022
Tea and Opium: Liquid Jade and the Fruit of the Poppy
It is a singular irony that Tea, unarguably the most healthy beverage in the world next to water, should share a common history with Opium, the curse of many societies across the world for several centuries, particularly China; equally...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
4th August 2022
Crafting Hands of the South
Deeply connected to Sri Lanka’s ancient history and folklore tales, the art of wooden mask making is a craft that has been passed down generation by generation. Masks are also a distinct element in traditional processions and festivals...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
14th August 2022
Riding the Podi Menike Train from Colombo to Hatton
It’s 4.45am and I could do with some more sleep. However, I am up and about, showered and ready to leave home – destination Colombo Fort. I suppose I need not have woken up that early as it only took me a mere couple of minutes to get...
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The History of Ceylon Tea
14th November 2022
A Year of Recognition
The natural warmth of Sri Lankans and the continent's worth of attractions this small island offers makes it perfectly suited for the new breed of traveller looking for an unconventional experience.
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The History of Ceylon Tea
13th September 2022
The Essential Grain
The skies awaken as darkness turns to light. The morning rays of sun touch the tops and peek through the coconut trees, creating shadows of play. Across the paddy fields, the atmosphere shines golden and bright. The day has begun.
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The History of Ceylon Tea
29th November 2021
Five Reasons Why You Should Safari in Sri Lanka
There’s no shortage of incredible wildlife experiences in Sri Lanka. Regardless of where you may be on our island, you’ll come to discover 27 different national parks, scattered across diverse landscapes, plains and terrains. As a ...
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