Mauritius Tea Tour
Bois Chéri is the first tea plantation in Mauritius and dates back to 1892.
A guide will lead you through the factory and the tea plantation, offering you to discover the history, stories and tales of the Bois Chéri and the importance of tea productions in Mauritius.
After the guided tour of the tea factory, you will visit the tea production museum learning more about the history of tea in Mauritius. The Bois Chéri offers a great panoramic view of the south of the island.
The Tea Route is a gastronomic and cultural journey, aiming to update various aspects of colonial and traditional Ile Maurice. It involves three steps –
The tea tour begins with the Aubineaux, one of the last typical colonial buildings from the late 19th century, located in the highlands.
Guides will offer you a cultural tour of the house built in 1872, where you will discover furniture dating from the East India Company and a fine collection of old photographs.
You will also visit the old stables which have been turned on one hand in the meeting room and also in stores and essential oil distillery.
After a break in the tea room, enjoy the floral park and visit the Garden of camphor. Enjoy the variety of exotic plants and some trees endemic to the island.
2) Bois Chéri
The second step is to Bois Chéri. Head to the tea factory. The guides will be happy to show and explain the different stages of production. A tea museum completes the visit.
To illustrate all, a tasting is offered in a chalet, panoramic views of the area and throughout the south of the island. You can even taste the delicacies the chef tea in the Restaurant Le Bois Chéri!
3) The Saint Aubin
The last step is a few kilometers north of Souillac towards Rivière des Anguilles. A Saint Aubin you will discover a colonial house built in 1819.
It was the residence of individual directors of the sugar estate, before being renovated in the 90s this place was transformed into a table d’hôte and offers meals typical Mauritian based regional product.
A new small sugar factory has been recreated so that visitors can see all the stages of the cane. The property sugarcane product used to make sugar but also the delicious rum you can follow the production at the distillery.
At “La Maison de la Vanille”, you will discover along this orchid transformation process: the flower in the clove parfumée.Pour the enjoyment of children, a playground has been feeding for children as a mini farm .
Tea Route is a rewarding journey into the heart of a traditional Mauritius.