We took a tuktuk from Unawatuna to visit the Handunugoda Tea Estate, and if memory serves me well, it took about 30 minutes to get there. Our tour was given by a clever and very knowledgeable man named, Xavier, who was extremely interesting and good fun. We not only learned about the very special "Virgin White Tea", but about other types of tea, cinnamon bark, rubber trees and pepper production. We were treated to a lovely cup of tea and chocolate cake in a most beautiful garden setting. We were given a tour of the factory where we learned about the drying, cutting, sorting and grading of the tea. And, when the tour is finished you can sample one or all of their teas and purchase them if you like. There is absolutely no pressure to buy. We did not see anything advertising the tea estate tours, but happened upon a review here on tripadvisor and we are so glad that we did. It really was one of the highlights of our trip to SriLanka. Later in our trip we visited and toured the large Mackwoods Tea Plantation. The tour there was nothing at all like the one at Handunugoda. Mackwoods is a gigantic producer that sells to brokers at auction. The tour itself is very short and impersonal. Handunugoda is a small operation and a labor of love, and it shows. And , if you are advised by anyone outside of the tea estate not to buy the tea, don't listen. If you are inclined to buy it, buy it. You will not likely have the chance to purchase this tea anywhere else later on, and you will have wished that you did. It is lovely tea.