The BOH Tea Garden (Boh Tea Plantation), also known as the BOH Tea Estate, is one of those must-visit places when in the Cameron Highlands. The largest manufacturer of tea in Malaysia, BOH Plantations have a tea shop, factory, and around 8000 acres of planted tea at this site, all set against a backdrop of rolling green hills.
The BOH Tea Garden is not particularly easy to reach, with a narrow, seven-kilometer access road winding up the hill to the plantation. It’s therefore recommended to visit as part of a larger tour so that transport is taken care of, allowing you to gaze out at the scenery along the way. A trip to the plantation can be combined with a visit to Tanah Rata Town, the Strawberry Farm, Brinchang Temple, and a number of local markets.
On arrival at the BOH Tea Garden, you’ll be able to tour the factory where the tea is processed. There’s also an open-air tea shop, where you can sample tea (and cakes) while taking in the vistas of undulating slopes with neat rows of planted tea. Taking a guided tour of the processing plant is especially fascinating, particularly for avid tea lovers, with the five steps of the tea making process explained in detail.
The access route to the BOH Tea Garden lies around three kilometers beyond Ringlet Town, or six kilometers before Tanah Rata along the main road. Joining an organized tour is not essential, but recommended.
Did You Know? Between BOH Plantations' four tea gardens, nearly 9 million pounds (4 million kilograms) of tea are produced each year.