5 Dec 2012

Sabah Tea Garden

Sabah Tea Garden Photo

These Sabah Tea Garden photos were taken by me during one of my many trips to Borneo and I was actually on the way up north and made a stop here to visit this unique tea plantation in Sabah. This award winning brand is also the top tea supplier and exporter in Borneo which carries a wide number of tea selections.

As a destination on the way up north of Borneo near the Ranau area, many travelers make a stop over here or even spend a night here to experience the cool air, unique teas and to see how the entire tea process is done here.

Tea Garden in Ranau Sabah
Sabah Tea Garden in Ranau

Once you get here, the first thing you will see is the main reception building which houses the reception, restaurant and also the souvenir shop which sells all the ranges of tea and many other products. Around the back, they have a cottage area which acts like a cosy little homestay with little gardens outside each unit. 

At the factory area, a full tour is offered from how the tea is collected, processed and final packaging process. Then a demonstration is done sin a room to show you the difference of low quality and high quality teas. This was quite interesting as I never knew that you could dye tea leaves as it was demonstrated in two cups before my eyes. Finally, in the last room, there was a range of all the products sold since the early days.

When you exit the factory showroom, you can then go into the main tea plantation and see the actual tea trees there. For the record, Malaysia has a few tea plantations where Sabah Tea is the largest in Borneo while Bharat Tea in Cameron Highlands is the largest on the peninsular.

Picture of Sabah Tea Garden
Sabah Tea Garden

When I was done here, my journey continued towards the Tip of Borneo for another adventure there. I made a stop at one of the few remaining Rungus tribe houses along the way too. For more information on products and prices for the homestay, you can visit the official Sabah Tea website.

Room Prices: RM120 (US$35) per night
Sabah Tea Address: Km17, Jalan Ranau, 88851 Ranau,
Sabah Borneo Malaysia
Tel: 088 440882

There are also tour companies that make day trips to Sabah Tea Garden therefore you can enquire about this from any of the tour agents in Kota Kinabalu. Apart from the scenic journey there, you get to see the simple and beautiful life of the local villages along the way there. Hope you enjoyed my Sabah Tea Garden Pictures.


 
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