BOH Tea Plantation is a must-visit place when you are in Cameron Highlands Scenic, tranquil & cool fresh air! Its 8,000 acres of land is planted with tea, making it the largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia. Be mesmerised by the view of green rolling hills, which together with the neat rows of tea plants are truly breathtaking! The plantation offers a FREE guided factory tour of how tea leaves are processed. Don’t forget to visit the BOH tea shop nearby to pamper yourself with a nice cup of tea and cakes, whilst enjoy the enchanting ambience of the surrounding area.
Cameron Highlands is also the center of strawberry production in Malaysia, and the strawberries here are an iconic part of the landscape comprising this resort destination. The cold climate makes it suitable for cultivating strawberries all year round throughout the highlands, with most farms concentrated at Tanah Rata, Brinchang and Kea Farm. When in season, many of these farms offer strawberry picking by hand to attract visitors. The popularity of this dainty fruit has also spun a bustling cottage industry that churns out souvenirs, pillows, clothing, key chains, toys and other merchandise in the shape and theme of strawberries.
In local cafes and restaurants, it is a trend to incorporate strawberries in the menu, whether as ingredients for a dish or a choice of flavour in pies, cakes, ice cream, waffles, chocolate and drinks. As the fruit does not keep for long, stock that goes unsold at farms and markets is processed into jams, pickles, biscuits and other treats for sale as dry goods. As the strawberry plant grows ideally in cold but dry conditions, the best time to enjoy fresh strawberries is from May till August – months with the least rainfall. In Cameron Highlands, strawberries are grown by hydroponic method in greenhouses to allow for high volume and quick production rates. The plants are placed in soil bags or pots and stacked on racks, the greenhouses keeping them dry from excess moisture.