Tea plantations in Cameron Highlands are spectacular sights. We visited the Sungai Palas Boh Tea Plantation, which is not the easiest to get to as you have to drive through a narrow, meandering and bumpy lane. But it’s all well worth the bumps.
Start the gallivanting by immersing yourself into this amazing multitude of crisp greens.
Then make your way up to the tea center. There’s a short climb on the steps, so ladies, no high heels please. (If you are hungry, make your way up to the tea center first for a snack :))
Now, you don’t only get to drink the tea from the place of origin, you also get to see how the tea is processed in the factory.
It all starts off with the rolling process, where the tea leaves are ground and broken, releasing its juices for fermentation.
The fermentation or oxidation process gives the tea the characteristic flavor and aroma, then dried afterwards in the dryer room.
And finally, the dried tea leaves are sorted out in the sorting room according to their grades, density and flavor.
There’s a short video to watch too.
Address: Sungei Palas Tea Centre, Jalan Gunung Brinchang, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands.
Tel: +605 4962 096
Opening hours: 9am – 4.30pm. Closed on Mondays.