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Discover Tea plantations Mauritius

In the south, the hills of Bois Cheri have hundreds of acres of tea plantations. During the harvest, women start picking the leaves at dawn. They only remove the first two or three leaves on the stems. The tea is then transported to the manufacture where it is first dried and wilted for two days. It then ferments at room temperature for an hour and a half and is stabilized by heating at 110°C for 10 minutes. After the leaves have been sorted according to their calibre, the tea macerates for a whole month. It is finally flavoured with vanilla by adding some essential oils giving it the particular flavour of Mauritian tea! Once Bois Chéri vanilla tea has been tested, it is difficult not to become an addict!

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    Sugar Cane plantations, Mauritius

    Before tourism, Mauritius was a top sugar and tea producer.

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  • The Bois Chéri plantations, Mauritius, Tea plantations, Landscapes, Mauritius
    The Bois Chéri plantations, Mauritius

    The Bois Chéri is the most famous tea plantation in Mauritius. Its speciality is the traditional vanilla tea.

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  • Sugar plantations, Mauritius, Tea plantations, Landscapes, Mauritius
    Sugar plantations, Mauritius

    Sugar was one of the country's main sources of revenue before tourism thrived.

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  • Farming, Mauritius, Tea plantations, Landscapes, Mauritius
    Farming, Mauritius

    The Mauritian economy is dependent on tourism as well as sugar, textiles, services and farming.

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  • Tea plantations, Mauritius, Tea plantations, Landscapes, Mauritius
    Tea plantations, Mauritius

    Mauritius is also a producer of tea, at first on a very small scale when the French introduced the plant into the island around 1765. The British developed the industry.

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    Tea leaf picking, Mauritius

    No machinery can replace the meticulous elbow grease that goes into tea picking.

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  • Holiday to Le Palmiste in TROU AUX BICHES (MAURITIUS) for 7 nights (BB) departing from LGW on 05 Apr
    - Mauritius
    Holiday to Le Palmiste in TROU AUX BICHES (MAURITIUS) for 7 nights (BB) departing from LGW on 05 Apr
    TUI
    £2656
    8days / 7nights
  • Holiday to Riu Creole Hotel in LE MORNE (MAURITIUS) for 7 nights (AI) departing from LGW on 29 Mar
    - Mauritius
    Holiday to Riu Creole Hotel in LE MORNE (MAURITIUS) for 7 nights (AI) departing from LGW on 29 Mar
    TUI
    £2740
    8days / 7nights
  • Holiday to Riu Creole Hotel in LE MORNE (MAURITIUS) for 7 nights (AI) departing from LGW on 19 Apr
    - Mauritius
    Holiday to Riu Creole Hotel in LE MORNE (MAURITIUS) for 7 nights (AI) departing from LGW on 19 Apr
    TUI
    £2902
    8days / 7nights

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