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Freshly plucked tea leaves - before they are processed, they are very delicate.
The island's local vanilla tea production is an attraction in itself.
During the harvest, the different tea varieties are hardly distinguishable. Learn what makes the difference among the numerous tea varieties.
The Le Domaine des Aubineaux mansion houses a museum dedicated to the history of Moorish tea.
A day full of scents awaits you: Learn how vanilla beans are processed at the Maison de Vanille.
Explore tea traditions on Mauritius and experience colonial flair
Visit tea plantations and manor houses
Including transfers, tea tasting, and lunch
The smell of vanilla and herbs hang in the air. With every sip of our warm hot and freshly brewed tea, you will learn more about this fascinating beverage.
Immerse yourself in the world of tea, on Mauritius island: Learn interesting facts about the precious production of tea on plantations and, at lunch, feast in a colonial manor house.
In the morning, a driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to your first stop of the day. The Domaine des Aubineaux was built in 1872 and now houses a museum dedicated to the history of Mauritian tea. You will take a relaxing walk through its picturesque gardens and enjoy your first cup of tea. Afterwards, you will visit the tea factory known as Bois Cheri, where you will learn interesting facts about the production of tea. How is tea dried, harvested, and flavored? You will learn all this and much more on a guided tour.
Around noon, you will enjoy a delicious meal in the colonial manor house of St. Aubin before continuing your tour. Your next destination is a plantation where the flamingo flower, Anthurium, is cultivated. These flowers are the botanical symbol of the island and a sight for sore eyes. The Maison de Vanille is also on your way and there you will learn about the history of vanilla and the Spice Island.
The last attraction of the day is the elegant boutique, L'Antiquaire S'mall and Chic, in Curepipe. In addition to modern household goods and jewelery, the shop also sells bags and clothing made by local designers and artists. Enjoy a last cup of tea in the terrace café before you are transported back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Duration of the trip: All day