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Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a full day trip to include the tea plantation, tea tasting, colonial houses, rum factory, Gri Gri point and the crocodile park.

Really interesting trip, 1st you visit the Boi Cheri family colonial house then visit the tea factory, a quick look around the museum and then a tour of the factory where you see how the tea is produced and packaged, you then drive through the estate/plantation to the cafe/tea tasting station which has great views over a big lake, there are several teas to try of all different flavours, once thats done we were back in the car and drove down to the rum factory and another family colonial house. Here we had lunch which was included in our package along with drinks, once thats done you get a look around a small version of the factory where you see the sugar cane squashed and the juice extracted before trying several different kinds of rum that is produced, here you then have the chance to buy a bottle or two, before heading to the petting zoo at the end of the garden area, across the road is the bigger rum factory and shop which is extra if you want a look around here.

Our trip then took us to Gri Gri point at the southern end of the island, this is purely a view point but is a great experience as the rock face is a sheer drop and you see the waves crashing against the rocks, the colour of the sea is the most vivid blue you will see, we also had the bonus of seeing a couple of whales way out to sea which was a real wow factor, but this was a stunning view and a must see.

On then to crocodile park, which is really a small zoo, as they have all sorts of animals not just crocs, loads of tortoises in all sizes from very small to huge, deers, monkeys, birds etc etc.

All in all a very long day but very interesting.

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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Visiting the tea museum, factory and tea tasting at the restaurant with a magnificent view is a nice thing to do during a (with a private taxi driver) tour over the South of Mauritius. The tour was interesting, they show you the factory and tell you more about the harvesting of the leaves to making the different types of tea.

Thank M_vanthooft
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

The tour of the factory really takes you into the noisy centre of the factory where seemingly old fashioned machinery is sorting and moving the tea. I don't know how the workers can survive this environment without ear protection. It was difficult to hear the guide over the machinery. It was quieter by the tea-bag machine where two ladies put the tea bags into boxes. The museum has some interesting historical photos and a few artifacts. The tea tasting is great, (it's over a kilometre away up a bumpy track) but on the day we were there the views were only of the driving rain!

1  Thank S0crates
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I have already visited tea factories in Japan and Seychelles - and the one on Mauritius was by far the worst.
We arrived on Wednesday at 11.30am and the production was already finished but we could take part in a guided tour that cost the same as it was incl ongoing production...
This tour was about 15min and what we saw was mainly the packaging process.
Afterwards we went to the tea tasting which was about sitting at a table, waiting for hot water and then choosing from the tea packages from the table. Water lasts for approximately 2 teas each person.
Very disappointing... Not worth the money.

Good: funny guide and nice view though from the tea tasting location!

Thank Hayashi1986
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Opportunity missed. Takes some effort to get to, but the worse road is within the estate. The position is great and the view is everything. The tea planation itself and views to the sea are all what this visit was about. The restaurant was too noisy to hear yourself think, let alone have a conversation. The service was just about OK. The menu looked interesting, but when the meals came, a bit of a let-down. Tea tasting was something of a wash-out, although the veranda was a much nicer place to be. Overall, overpriced and difficult to justify putting your car through the tortuous climb in the estate. Views memorable.

Thank Merrill H
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