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Mlesna Tea Centre1

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15 Dalada Vidiya Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Mlesna shops since decades. Definitely the best black tea one can buy. A wide range of teas, mainly focusing on what Sri Lanka produces the best of - BLACK TEA. Don't expect a variety of green or red tea here. Sri Lanka is popular for black tea & nothing else. Few cosy tables offer you the... More 

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Thank Dhushan
Melbourne, Australia
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193 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Dilmah aside, tea marketing from Sri Lanka seems stuck in the 70's and Mlsena reflects this. Their offering is almost exclusively black tea. Packaging and presentation is kitschy and dated and looks like something you would give as a present to your grandmother. There has been huge growth around the developed world in consumption of varietals such as green, herbal... More 

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Thank Konrad M
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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154 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

the service staff were very nice and we bought a lot of tea. their knowledge was in depth and they helped us to pick gifts for friends. prices were relatively cheaper than some other stores

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Thank Sunshine Z
Bedlington, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Just spotted this place and went in for a break from the bustle. Nice quality light bites and teas, very pleasant setting and very reasonable prices.

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Thank Roger N
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189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

The tea was delicious and the price was appropriate. Good wifi. Great location close to the Kandy Lake and not far from the tooth relic temple. The ground level is a tea shop and the upper level is seating to place drink orders. Highly recommend.

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Thank Foxtrotx
Granada, Spain
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Lovely cafe above the tea shop; great value for money, friendly service and tasty food, especially the sri lankan version of french toast.

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Thank Emily T
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a good place for a light meal or a snack. It's cool, clean, quiet has good wifi and good service. The tea is of course delicious.

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Thank Merril B
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

Good sandwiches great cakes and a lovely place to kill some time with a pot for two! Enjoyed it so much we came back again.

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Thank Liam S
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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87 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Why I like this place is for its Rockie constriction, beautiful architecture, the plush tea growing environment and its richness. What I dislike is of course nothing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Dalada Vidiya Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy District  >  Kandy

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