The Wonderful Smells of the Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands in Malaysia are known for two main exports: tea and strawberries. As a result, the Cameron Highlands smell phenomenal. Even better than the Cadbury Chocolate Factory.

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

There are several massive tea estates in the area, including Sengai Palas estates which produces BOH tea. After an hour of wandering the grounds and taking the factory tour, I had yet to learn what BOH stood for, since this information was nowhere to be found in the displays. When I finally found someone to ask, they informed me that it meant “Best of Highlands”. Go figure.

BOH teas.

BOH produces 600,000 kg of tea per year from its estates. My favourite at the tea shop was the Earl Grey with Tangerine. Yum.

Mmm. Delicious tea smells.

Although I did not make it to the strawberry farm tours, I could certainly smell their presence in the fragrant air of the Cameron Highlands. There was no shortage of strawberry-themed shops in Tanah Rata, which sold strawberry everything (hats, clothes, pillows, calculators, etc.), except for actual strawberries.

Strawberries Galore!

The scent of sweet strawberries and the faint perfume of the tea leaves in Tanah Rata made this the best smelling place that I have ever visited, and it was certainly a nice change from the smoggy air of Kuala Lumpur. Even though I was only there for one day, my nose will remember the Cameron Highlands fondly.

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