Sunday, 4 May 2008

Have a Cuppa @ Boh Tea Centre, Sungai Palas

During a particularly stressful period at work, I needed to get away for a short break just to maintain some sanity. So, I roped in my partner in crime, A, for an overnight trip. She needed very little urging; soon we were putting along happily heading towards Cameron Highlands on a Friday morning.

Foremost on our minds was ‘what shall we eat there?’ We are not called Makan Sisters for nothing! High on our list of 'must try' at Camerons was to have tea at The Boh Tea Centre Sungai Palas. While driving up the winding path to the Tea Centre, I had visions of sitting down to a nice cuppa with warm buttery scones lathered with fresh cream and strawberry jam.

Well, the tea was nice enough. We ordered the best that they had - the Palas Supreme. We were advised to drink it without adding any milk. The Palas Supreme was very fragrant and it pours out into a clear amber liquid. Best sipped at a leisurely pace to allow the 'kam' after taste linger on your palatte.

The scones were a different story altogether. By the time we got to the centre, it was quite late. All they had left was 2 pieces of dry looking scones served with tiny packets of jam at the deli counter. In my books, scones must be eaten with fresh cream, no two ways about it. The rest of the offerings - sandwiches and cakes did not look appetising either, so we gave food a miss. While the food at the cafe was left wanting, the view did not disappoint. It was beautiful! The cafe was built jutting out from the hillside and overhangs the tea plantation. It looks out to a vista of rolling hills with green tufted rows of tea bushes. We managed to snag a table at the balcony and spent a laidback afternoon enjoying the breeze in our faces and feasting on the breath taking view while sipping tea. A pleasant afternoon indeed.

Sungai Palas Boh Tea Centre Jalan Gunung Brinchang, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands. Tel : 605 - 4962096. Open daily – except Monday – from 9 am to 4:30 pm.


fatboybakes said...

oooh, am bringing kids to camerons next week. how timely. aiya, should i pack my own scones and clotted cream? you think they let ah? and some champagne wouldnt go amiss too...the setting looks perfect for that.

Jaded said...

You might as well.. the scones there, I see also no appetite to eat. Oohh... yes.. champagne... sipping it while lounging at the balcony would be perfect!

AnnG said...

Hey remember not to buy the Tea they sell in their shop! They cost more!! And you can get most of them in KL.The road to the Tea Centre is narrow and passable to one car only, so be cautious!