Cameron Highlands: Tea Plantations

I always felt visit to Cameron Highlands will be in-complete without a tour to the Tea Plantations.

Cameron Highland history started with tea plantations. According to the introduction by Wikipedia, “The Highlands were named after William Cameron, a British colonial government surveyor who discovered the plateau during a mapping expedition in 1885. The fame of Cameron Highlands then grew during the colonial era when British planters realised the potential of its fertile mountain slopes for growing tea, then a prized commodity.”

Being Malaysia’s largest tea-producing region, there are few tea plantations at Cameron Highlands, i.e. Bharat tea plantation, Boh (Fairlie) and Sungai Palas tea estates and Tea mountain at Blue Valley.

We passed by the pictorial scenery Bharat tea plantation when drove from Tanah Rata to Habu area. There is a new tea house at the road side overlooking the tea estate. It’s a pretty nice place for visitors to relax and sip tea, and enjoy the environment of Cameron Highlands with full of pleasure.

The journey to Boh (Fairlie) Tea Plantation (around 8km from the main road ) is an adventurous where the road is quite narrow, where at place, only one vehicle can passed by. At the dead corner, we need to horn to alert the cars at the other side. We got kind of honk the horn after awhile.

The green rolling hills with beautiful landscape like tea maze was really worth the trip.

Boh Fairlie Tea Estate
Boh Fairlie Tea Estate

The Boh Fairlie Tea Estate has a tea shop, where visitors can order varieties of teas (RM15 for a big pot), cakes and pastries (range from RM3-RM5). We just relax and sip the freshly brewed tea, and enjoyed the breezy cool weather of Cameron Highlands with full of pleasure before visiting their factory.

Guidance for factory tours are provided for free in showing the tea processing.

Video Presentation, Boh Tea Shop
Tractor bring in the fresh tea leafs for processing
Tractor bring in the fresh tea leafs for processing
Different grades of Tea
Different grades of Tea

Please take note that the factory and the tea shop is close on every Monday but opens everyday from 9 am to 4.30 pm. Hence, it will be a waste of time if going there without knowing it’s closed.

Recently Boh just open the Sungei Palas Tea Centre, that located at another tea plantation owned by Boh after Brinchang town. Located on a hilltop, amidst rows of tea bushes and close to Gunung Brinchang, it offers the best possible introduction to Malaysian teas in a truly spectacular setting.

Fresh and processed tea leafs
Fresh and processed tea leafs

Other Related Posts :

[Cameron Highlands: Landscapes] &

[Cameron Highlands : Strawberry]


Author: huichun

Originate from Taiping, now staying in Kuala Lumpur, Malayisia and working in a management consultancy and training firm. A typical Gemini that like to poke the nose in everything, everywhere. Like to cook, travel, read, share views with others,help the needy.......... Currently the main concerns are Malaysia civil society & politics, world environmental issues and managing a community library in KL.

3 thoughts on “Cameron Highlands: Tea Plantations”

  1. for sharing, i visited a tea plantation during one of my treasure hunt trip to kluang, johor long ago. the location of the plantation not as hilly and the factory is of a very much smaller-scale operation. btw, kluang is famous of its coffee..

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