Anantara Kalutara Resort hosted its ‘Tea Guru’ tea-tasting event in the Bawa-designed, open air Upper Deck Lounge, celebrating the journey of Sri Lankan tea. Anantara’s ‘Guru’ programmes use Sri Lankan experts and ambassadors to elevate guest experiences by sharing their knowledge during the guest’s stay.Competency and focus are key as with the resort’s Tea Guru, who is trained to explain the specialities and variations of the teas consumed.
The Tea Guru programme was officially launched in partnership with Jaf Tea, the resort’s long-standing partner for tea. Invitees were able to taste the different types of single origin teas by Jaf Tea that was available at the resort, which included their Ceylon Regional Teas and signature Te Reval range comprising speciality teas like Marakesh Mint and Rose Oolong.
The resort adheres to the global Anantara message of providing authentic experiences to its guests through its Guru programmes, which also includes a Wine Guru programme presented by master wine sommelier Sydney Rathnayake.
Anantara Kalutara is a peacefully secluded coastal hideaway, connecting travellers to Sri Lanka’s colonial charms and tropical heritage. Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, the resort is just an hour away from the buzz of the capital Colombo and boasts views of the coast, river and lagoon. Guests can explore five-star luxury accommodation and amenities such as a secondary adults-only pool, authentic Italian and Asian cuisine by master chefs and water sports on the lagoon.