Recommended by pretty much every guide book for Malaysia, the BOH tea plantation is a must see in the Cameron Highlands! As the highest altitude tea plantation in the region it has some absolutely stunning views and a mild climate.
About 4km from Tanah Rata the plantation is either a two hour walk or 30rm taxi ride. When you arrive you are invited to ale a free tour of a section of the BOH factory where you can see the process of tea leaves being sorted and dried. This seems to be mainly for the benefit of tourists, but is still interesting to take a look around. After the factory tour there is a visitors centre, gift shop and tea room. These are all quite nice to wander around and it’s essential to try the tea with a slice of cake in the tearoom!
It’s on the terrace of the tearoom and visitors centre that you get to see the real star of the BOH tea estate, that is the tea fields themselves. Stacked up along mountains with jungle surrounding them these fields are a magnificent sight.
With the almost overwhelming green that surrounds you, and a silence only interrupted by the occasional taxi or your group the fields around the BOH estate are a beautiful place to just sit and enjoy.
Getting back from the estate can be a little bit difficult, busses generally do not run in this direction, and most taxis will not pick up new customers. The best option if you don’t feel up to the walk is to either pay a taxi double and they will wait for you until the return journey – or alternatively to ask one of the drivers waiting to call a taxi for you – sometimes they will, sometimes they won’t. It will generally cost about 35rm for the return journey and you’ll need to wait about half an hour for your ride to arrive. This just means you get a little longer to enjoy the beautiful estate!