Royal Botanical Garden

Tea factory to learn how it’s made – apparently, white is 1 plant and black/green teas are from the same plant. Had no idea.

Woodcarving with a demonstration of the rainbow tree, which has been used since antiquity to make paints and fabric dyes – cool stuff – the paintings at Dambulla from yesterday’s post were made with red/purple/orange/yellow paints made from this tree + something either acidic like lime juice or basic like chalk.

Also quickly stopped at a gem museum, but didn’t have time for the tour; just shopping.