BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

BOH Tea Plantation is one of the tourist attractions in Cameron Highlands. It was founded in 1929 by J.A. Russel, a British businessman during the British colonial era in Malaya. Boh Tea Plantation has a total of 8000 acres planted with tea. The largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia.


BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

The road journey to the BOH Tea Plantation is quite an adventure itself. Road is narrow and winding. Do give a honk or two while negotiating a corner to let oncoming traffic know there is a car coming. Gets kind of fun to honk the horn after a while!

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

Snapped on the way up to BOH

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

It was our lucky day spotted 2 foreign workers working at the tea garden collecting the tea leaves with the help of a machine. I zoomed from far, they were working at the steepy hillside. I was told once the tea bag was full, they would hung it at the rope and sent it down. The worker salary is based on the kilogram of the tea leaves collected that day. They even work on rainy day, as the tea leaves collected would be much heavier and they could earn more this way, told by the tourist guide.

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

Finally, we reached the BOH Tea House but the parking is limited. Thus, we parked at the downhill and walked a flight of staircase to the tea house.

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

To ensure the freshness of its tea products, BOH Plantations also set up a packaging factory near its main garden. BOH tea products are distributed both in domestic and international markets.

 They are open for visitors for factory tour. The tour is FREE, but you've to wait for a guide (there are a few, no worries), and form a small crowd before you can embark on your 'tour'.

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

The Sg Palas Tea Centre is open everyday except Monday Closed, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Factory tours are provided approximately every 30 minutes.

Visit to the tea centre, with an educational tour around the processing plant, detailing every process of tea making.

The tour is interesting, as you learn the 5 steps in tea processing, from sorting, drying, and so on.

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

No picture is allowed inside the factory. The only thing we can snap was the tea leaves undergone different processes from drying to rolling and fermentation.

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

Flowers blooming surrounding the factory

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

Can you read the words in the board?

The factory was built in 1935, reopened at 1972. Altitude from sea level is 1505 meters.
 Number of hectares : 234
Production: 600,000 kg per annum
820,000 cups of tea per day

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

It was bit crowded here on weekend. The queue to buy a cup of tea at BOH Tea House was long. I rather strolling around this area and enjoying the flora and fauna here. 

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

 Don't forget to visit a very nice BOH TEA SHOP nearby & pamper yourself with a nice cup of tea, cakes & enjoy the enchanting ambience & view of the BOH TEA Plantation!

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands

BOH Tea Plantation @ Cameron Highlands



Sungei Palas Tea Centre
Jalan Gunung Brinchang, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands.
Phone: +605-4962096

Email: info@boh.com.my
Web: www.boh.com.my

Comments

  1. That so cool you got to see where tea is grown at.

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  2. I remember this place well. Loved the cooling air and green plantation.

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  3. Very awesome place I really miss it

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