This is outstanding. We stayed for two nights in January (one night in Tientsin, one in Summerville). As it's top-end, you expect all of the aesthetics, service and fine dining. But the highlight is the local environment. Particularly at Tientsin and Norwood, you are right amongst the plantations and they are a sight to behold. (Wander out at sunrise and watch and listen to the beautiful sights and sounds.) One day, we had breakfast at Tientsin, went to Norwood for the tea tour (wirth doing) and lunch, played croquet, walked through plantations for two hours to Castlereagh (constantly interacting with very friendly tea-pickers and children), then paddled an outrigger across the lake to Summerville for high tea!
We were very well looked after. Mahesh was excellent, as was Susanda (sp?), and when we went up Adam's Peak (which they organised), they arrived everything (including Sugat, who is highly recommnded as a guide).
This place is obviously not cheap but this is a case of getting what you pay for. The 'all-inclusive' approach works well. If this is too expensive for you, then at least visit the area and see how beautiful it is. As for us, we can't wait to visit Tea Trails again - next time for longer.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking