Visiting Tea Plantations, From crop to cup, you explore the world of green leaves like never before on a walk around the workings of the tea plantation to see how tea is grown, harvested, and produced into the aromatic tea that we drink every day, tea-tastings adding even more to this awe-inspiring experience.
With its temperate climate and rich soil, Uganda grows some of the world’s top-quality tea and this happened in a different region of Uganda. Visitors who have ambition in tea-tastings within the central region include Mukono, Buikwe, Mubende, Mityana, and Masaka, in the western region Kyenjojo, Kibale, Hoima, and Kabarole. In southwestern Uganda, Bushenyi, Buhweju, Kanungu, and Kabale all the above regions grow tea on a large scale/ commercial farming.
Visiting Tea Plantations, is a new emerging tourism activity a whole over Uganda and this is a niche market in the tea industry. Being the second most consumed beverage in the country and this is basically consumed in two forms, served as iced tea or taken as hot tea, it would follow that tea tourism would become the next hottest tourism destinations in Uganda.
Tea plantation tour has most taken in around Kibale in western Uganda. The place is endowed with numerous different tea plantations with tea factories you can visit to experience the process of making tea. A real tea connoisseur would have explored all the different types of tea and their growing places.
A tea plantation visit gives you a chance to participate in tea harvesting especially in the morning and evening hours. Tea harvesting requires most time during the tea-growing stages as it highly determines the quality of the produced tea. To generate good quality tea, it is advised that you pluck only the second and the third leaves together with their bud. It is also wise to prune the mature leaves prior to starting with the harvesting.
Tea is a predominantly grown crop in places of high altitude that have a chill climate all year round. Areas with uniform temperatures all year round provide the best growing environment. Visitors always observe the tea’s special characteristics which are generally bright, brisk, and quite strong. This makes them fit very well with most blends around Kyenjojo, Hoima, Kabarole, and Kibale National Park.
Sightseeing enjoyment with the beautiful lush tea covered the steep slopes of Kibale National Park, there is much to explore to fully embrace tea. Apart from walking around and seeing how tea is grown, harvested, and produced. Or, if you’re feeling a little more active, Chimpanzee trekking and bird watching in Kibale National Park are additional activities.
In Rwanda, tea plantation visit normally take place in Gisakura and is one of the rarest but interesting tourist activities enjoyed by tourists visiting Nyungwe Forest National Park. Exploring the Gisakura tea plantation is a perfect way for passionate tea lovers or Agro-tourists to discover about how the fine and delicious tea they enjoy is planted, harvested, and processed until it finds its way into the markets, homes or restaurants.