Some countries have wine or whisky routes – Mauritius has a tea route. And the island's biggest tea producer – the Bois Cheri Plantation – is a stop on that route.
The Bois Cheri Tea Plantation got its start on Mauritius in 1892, and today is the largest producer of tea on the island. The plantation covers 250 hectares, and includes the factory where the tea is made and a museum for visitors to explore the science and art of tea.
Visits to the plantation include guided tours of the tea factory plus a chance to see the plantation and explore the museum. At the end of your visit, you'll also get to take part in a tea tasting.
The Bois Cheri Plantation is located in the southern part of the island, and it's open to visitors from 8:30am-4pm Monday-Friday, and 8:30am-1:30pm Saturdays. Tickets cost Rs. 400 for just a visit, or Rs. 700 for a visit that includes a prix fixe meal at the on-site restaurant.