Boh Tea

Habu, Ringlet

Boh Tea is the largest producer of tea in Malaysia, based primarily in Cameron Highlands with three large plantations across Ringlet and Brinchang. The main estate sits at Habu in Ringlet next to its immediate neighbour Fairlie Garden, while Sungai Palas is a sister plantation about 20km away in Brinchang. One of Cameron's favourite tourist attractions, Boh Tea features a colonial-era tea processing factory open to public, shopping gallery, bush walks and open-air cafe that serves light snacks and signature tea. Open daily from 9am to 4.30pm except Mondays (closed), the 7km access route to Boh lies about 3km after Ringlet town or 6km before Tanah Rata along the main road.
Boh was established in the early nineties by JA Russell, an English businessman. Noting the mineral-rich soil, high rainfall and cooling climate of Cameron Highlands, Russell saw the potential for growing tea - high in demand at that time despite an economic depression. He purchased a tract of land in Habu and set out to produce a robust tea with a distinct flavour straight from the ground up. Today, Boh is a successful corporate franchise that is active in local nature conservation efforts, working closely with Malaysia Nature Society and World Wildlife Fund. At the edge of the valley, a dirt track leads to the wilds of Pos Mensun, a lush rainforest region with occasional Orang Asli (Aborigine) villages that connects to either Bertam Valley or Kuala Terla.
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