Supposed to post this yesterday prior to the Bharat Tea Plantation but the photo blogger is down, and I couldn't upload the photos...
The trip to Cameron is not complete without visiting the famous tea plantations... We visited the Boh Tea Plantations in Habu and the Sg Palas Boh Tea Plantations in Brinchang. We stopped by the roadside to view the Bharat Tea Plantations as well (located between Ringlet and Tanah Rata)
Need to drive through the winding narrow road before we reached the sceneic tea plantation :)
I can't remember how far is it from the main road but what I remembeedr was that we had to drive through the narrow and winding 3 km pathways before we reach Boh Plantation and another 1.2 km before we reach the final destination, the Tea Factory. There's lotsa blind corners on the way. Need to horn everytime (as a warning sign of our approach) we reach the sharp corners, cos the road is very narrow and we can't see the car coming ahead..
Seeing the tea plantations reminds me of the HK TVB series 茶是故乡浓... The scenes from that HK drama series are taken from one of the tea plantations in GuangXi, China.
We visited the Tea Factory to see the process of tea production as well as the Tea shop. Previously, I didn't realise Boh produces so many types of tea products :D, and they produce coffee as well.. We bought one can of Boh Garden Teas Bukit Cheeding and one packet of Karamel Teacino (what a name :P) and another can of Boh Cinnamon tea for my sister in law.
We had our afternoon tea inside the tea estate as well, in the "Ummph Tea Shop" next to the Tea Factory..
It's nice sipping the hot Boh tea (Garden Teas, Bukit Cheeding) while enjoying the nice view and the nice scenery of the surrounding tea plantation. Very relaxing ;) Somehow, the hot tea turn cold pretty fast due to the cold weather; eating strawberry and lemon tart,
On the way down, we stopped by the tea plantation site, and walk through the tea plantation sites... The scenes are really beautiful... Of course the fresh tea leaves per se don't have any "nice" smell but the views are really breathtaking, especially in the late evening around 5 pm.
This is not the end of the tea plantations post yet.. I have another review on Sg Palas Boh Tea Plantation, which I will post some other time... :)