Mauritius. – Ever thought about where your tea comes from, or the process it involves from growing to having it dried and aromatic in individual tea bags for our enjoyment. No? Neither had I. Until our visit to Thé Bois-Chéri, the oldest plantation and at about 350 acres, also the biggest in Mauritius.
Our guide walked us through the factory offering insight into the picking, leaving for 24 hours, collecting, sorting, roasting and then to stand for three months before being packed.
After this we enjoyed a tasting of the various flavours at The Chalet, with it’s 360 degree views across the valley. I couldn’t resist coming home with a whole collection to enjoy.
Read more about my time in Mauritius here. Videos to follow.
I was a guest of South African Airways in celebration of their 50 years of flying the route, hosted at the One&Only Le Saint Geran by invitation of Manley Communications. Guided by the wonderful Iris of Connections.