Cameron Highlands: BOH Tea (2)
After our cuppa tea we walked across the hall, which is at the right side of the main entrance, to find the washrooms. Further from the washroom, you will find the souvenir shop on the left. This is where you can buy packets of BOH Tea varieties, T shirts, umbrellas and other souvenirs as gifts to bring back to where you come from! Wah! Sounds so far away!
Walk a few more steps and you will find the Exhibition Hall. There is a small dark room in the hall which one can take a seat to watch the TV runs and reruns the history of the BOH Tea. You can learn more from the notices and posters in the hall, if you love to read. There are also display of antique machineries and tools used in their business.
The washroom and souvenir shop are on the left side of the building but I was focusing on the right side because I found the wood arrangements very neat.
“Cool” should be the word.
This poster attracted my attention.
But the staff at the counter said that the tour was temporary unavailable.
Oh, no need to panic, we can have our own tour: tea bush walk and factory tour.
To me, this signboard is placed at the wrong place – outside among the trees, secluded!
Hey, from what were written on this sign, it is no wonder why it is left abandoned outside!
Where got such services?
Aisay, might as well take it down lah!
This signboard, which is hidden even further, is more useful.
They are factual information about the tea factory but are they updated?
The above signboards are actually standing on the left side of the factory entrance.
So were some of the BOH staff who told us we do not need to be guided and can go into the factory on our own!
They just stood there chatting among themselves.
This was taken in the Exhibition Hall.
Those processes are the ones found in the factory.
The moment we stepped into the factory, we inhaled only tea aroma!
The fragrance was so refreshing and tantilising that we were relunctant to leave the place!
If only the tea we drank was as aromatic as what we smelled in the factory! Haiz…
The factory tour was definitely educational.
Please don’t just look at the staff working at the machine or stare at the trays of tea leaves only.
Do read the signages above each location where the process takes place, except the 1st stage which takes place outside the factory.
You will appreciate the tour more when you do so.
It was difficult to capture the full legible signage because of the factory lights’ reflections on them.
Honestly, the above shots are the best I could have!
Hope you find them useful.
After the factory tour, we walked back to the main entrance to leave the place. We decided to take the route down via the tea plantation which is nearer to the parking lot.
This way down.
Watch your step!
Since it drizzled, the path was slippery!
You must really watch your steps!
Look at the roots on the ground!
Aiyah, this was easy trekking.
It was just down down down.
Ah, what do we have here?
Is it tea flowers?
Aiyah, it is wild flowers lah!
Sure we are getting only tea leaves for our cup of tea?
More flowers sighted among the tea plants.
If you have been following my blog, you will know I love flowers. Hehe..
Could not resist taking their pictures.
I noticed molds growing on the trunks of the tea plants and took this shot.
It is a prize winner picture, right?
Gee, I just love my BB (= BlackBerry).
I had to take this picture with BB because Pentax’s battery died before the end of the route.
I just love the nature!
See! We found a magpie on the ground.
I did not know tea plants attract birds until I saw them picking worms from the ground!
Woah! These ground are fertile!
Just could not believe our luck!
Is that a cuckoo bird???
It is either too fat or too cold because it just walked away when we approached it.
But that did not mean it allowed us to catch it lah.
Hmm, it behaved like a pigeon.
Maybe it IS a pigeon, uh?
Anyone knows the answer?
Look at the jam!
We need to get out the same way we came in.
Two way traffic on a narrow road can be challenging!
Be courteous and give way so that the traffic moves!
Looking back we saw winding roads behind us.
Looking down, we saw the slope we just passed.
More jams as more people tried driving in while we drove out.
When you see this, you are almost out!