Boh Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

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Cameron Highlands Malaysia

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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.   

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Start the gallivanting by immersing yourself into this amazing multitude of crisp greens.

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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 :))

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The restaurant cum viewing deck maximizes the view with ceiling-to-floor glasses.

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Of course,  tea drinking absolutely essential here.  It is so comfortable sipping hot tea in the slightly chilly air.

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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.

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It all starts off with the rolling process, where the tea leaves are ground and broken, releasing its juices for fermentation.

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The fermentation or oxidation process gives the tea the characteristic flavor and aroma, then dried afterwards in the dryer room.

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And finally, the dried tea leaves are sorted out in the sorting room according to their grades, density and flavor.

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Here is the tea grinding machine – vintage ain’t it? These are the original machines used back in the 1930’s and still holding strong ever since.

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The tea plantation is also a great place to learn more about Cameron Highlands, the history, the flora & fauna, 

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and about how it all started with JA Russell, the plantation founder in the early days. 

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There’s a short video to watch too. 

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Last but least, check out the souvenir shop if you are a tea-lover, bring back some tea to enjoy and savor.

More Info
http://www.cameronhighlandsinfo.com/attraction/BOH_Tea_Plantations/
http://www.boh.com.my/

Address: Sungei Palas Tea Centre, Jalan Gunung Brinchang, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands.
Tel: +605 4962 096
Opening hours: 9am – 4.30pm.  Closed on Mondays.
Admission: Free.

Getting there – Map of Boh Tea Plantation (from cameronhighlandsinfo.com)
Boh tea plantation map.

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    1. john kennedy

      hello this is john kennedy, can you please kindly send me the email id of boh tea plantations in malaysia since i have been a tea planter for the past twenty five years of service,my id is [email protected]

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