Bois Cheri Tea Plantation

Bois Cheri Tea Plantation


Last year, my folks visited with us for a week, which was super cool!  It was the week of my birthday so it was extra special.  We did a couple of “touristy” things with them – a first for Pete and I since being here. 

One of the days was a visit to the Bois Cheri (Wood Darling) Tea Plantation – it was brilliant!  You see, I am a tea-addict, albeit that I have managed to cut back to about 6 cups a day!

Anyways, the plantation itself is beyond beautiful, with manicured lawns, hundreds of tree ferns and a big lake (previously a crater), and thousands of tea bushes all neatly planted – just my cup-of-tea, everything all neat and tidy!  There is an explosion of green all around and so spacious!  I honestly didn’t feel like I was still in Mauritius!  

We started with a taste-explosion, nouvelle cuisine style lunch at the Le Bois Cheri Restaurant (tea chutney included) followed by a guided tour of the tea factory.  It is incredible to see the process the humble little tealeaf takes from being picked to our cups!  We ended our tour with a degustation (tea-tasting) with all the different teas now produced at Bois Cheri, including coconut, mint, bergamot (Earl Grey), vanilla, fruity-something-or another, a herbal tea and green tea (plain and Jasmine).  Fun, fun, fun!

I highly recommend a visit to the tea plantation if you visit Mauritius.

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20 thoughts on “Bois Cheri Tea Plantation

  1. Sounds incredible. I’ve never been to Mauritius (or SA either for that matter). Just found your blog, so have happily subscribed & look forward to connecting through the blogosphere.
    Cheers Anna

  2. Wow, I never visited a tea plantation before, sounds like fun and educational. I just realized you are from Mauritius and I have a friend who have a husband who is Mauritian he cooks really good Mauritian dishes, all I can say is that I never expected really good food from that island

    • My husband and I are only on contract here in Mauritius and we are due to return home (South Africa) later this year. We have experienced a lot of different Mauritian dishes and they are always flavourful and often have chilli, garlic and ginger as a base and quite often are vegetarian.

  3. Wow these picture are amazing! They remind me of tea plantations in South India. But I can see now that in Mauritius it’s far more beautiful 🙂

  4. Tea is a must in Mauritius. So refreshing and there are so many flavours that will definitely suit any tastebuds!
    Just a little precision: Bois Cheri is not Wood Darling! It is french and it means: “Have a drink, darling!” which also make more sense.

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