Lipton's Ceylon: The Legacy of a Tea Tycoon's Sri Lankan Empire,

Young monks join tea pioneer Thomas Lipton at the site of "Lipton's Seat," where Sir Thomas would sit and look out over production at his Dambatenne Tea Estate.  

Young monks join tea pioneer Thomas Lipton at the site of "Lipton's Seat," where Sir Thomas would sit and look out over production at his Dambatenne Tea Estate.  

The tea fields of central Sri Lanka are a long way from Scotland, but both share a rugged beauty, sometimes obscured with mist, at once giving way to views which sweep down into deep, green valleys.

Little wonder then that a Glaswegian grocery magnate would choose this spot – central Sri Lanka’s Dambatenne – upon which to build his empire of tea.

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