Saturday, March 27, 2010

Scones and Masala Tea with a View - Cameron Highlands

Cameron Bharat Plantations Tea Shop is no Smokehouse. There is no colonial charm and quaint British bungalow's interiors. It has the working class feel and look. Like the tea plantation tea shop I visited on the way to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka it is designed to be both functional and to offer the visitors a panoramic view of the tea bushes garden. Don't look for a matured and blooming garden here. Maze-like and green all-round, it is sprawling and spread itself as far as eyes can see.
All kinds of tea plus a variety of pastries.
Masala Tea and Scones for me. Comes with strawberry jam, cream and butter. I find the jam off the mark which is one of the attraction for having scones. It should be thick and with chunks of the fruit. The Masala Tea was above average. It would have been better if the spices were heavier.The scones was up to mark and I enjoyed. Fluffy and moist yet dense with enough of the creamy goodness to make me feel euphoric esp. with the cool climes, steady breeze and beautiful scenery.Cameron Bharat Plantations Tea Shop is 3 km from Tanah Rata town. There is another one in Kg. Raja much further up. If one is coming up using the Tapah way look out for it on the left when nearing Tanah Rata. If using the Simpang Pulai way look out for it on the right after passing Kg. Raja.

4 comments:

minchow said...

Haha, I like your disclaimer from the get go - do not expect charm, do not expect scenery! Shame about the jam, but at least they got the scones right!

Life for Beginners said...

Not as charming as it could be, but still a nice stopover, no? :)

J2Kfm said...

I usually go to the other one, the one that requires amazing maneuver ability round the bends.

thenomadGourmand said...

OoooOOO... i love scones and stil hunting for a good one in KL!