Nestled in a pristine rainforest reputed to be 130 million years old at 2,272 feet above sea level, Sabah Tea Garden offers visitors an unusual visit to the ‘tea forest’ where rainforest trees and organic tea plants grow side by side.
Its popularity as a weekend getaway has been growing through the years, particularly among families, nature enthusiasts, and students, as they get to enjoy a host of fun activities that takes them beyond learning about tea. Besides, Kota Kinabalu is just a two-hour drive away while Mount Kinabalu Park is merely an hour’s journey.
Travellers today express growing concern for the environment and wish to play a part to preserve Mother Nature even during their holidays. Sabah Tea Garden has struck the right chord with a wide range of nature-based activities that combines with cultural elements and conservation efforts.
Among the activities there include jungle trekking at Kamunsu Hill, swimming in cool and pristine mountain water, night walk, and a tea factory tour. The educational programme offers participants a glimpse of sustainable agricultural practices and human development in harmony with nature.
Cycling buffs would be fascinated by the challenging trails, meandering in and out of the rainforest and in-between undulating tea bushes. Sabah Tea Garden has hosted various mountain bike races, such as the Sabah Tea Adventure Race.
As part of their conservation efforts, majority of the plantation land is still very much covered with rainforest. It provides home and food for insects that would otherwise attack the tea plants; hence, no artificial colouring or flavouring is added into the tea and it is 100 per cent pesticide free. Sabah Tea is one of the few organic tea plantations in the world and the only organic tea farm in Borneo.
Sabah Tea Garden also offers a range of accommodation for those who want to stay overnight. Besides that, a wide choice of creatively packaged tours are also available for visitors.
Please visit Sabah Tea Garden website for more information and to book your stay.