Wednesday, April 27, 2011

【沙巴游】 兰脑 : 沙巴茶园 Fun in Sabah : Ranau - Taste of Sabah at Sabah Tea Garden

More than Tea... You'll See

After a maximum of three (3) and a 1/2 (half) hours journey with Tourist Bus by land, we reached our destination -

Sabah Tea Garden

 And before that,

 We went all the way from Kota Kinabalu and we dropped by at an Orchids Farm/ Stall selling various kind of species of Orchids. My parents who love planting requested the bus to stop over and bought few types of Orchids as an addition to their Orchids Garden behind the house.

Those Orchids plants sold were not bloom yet. However, the price can cost until over RM100.00 and it depends on the species we would like to purchase!

Continued our journey further...

- View from the Tea House -

And finally we reached our destination - Sabah Tea Garden (click). 

At the first sight, we could see the Tea Cultivation through out the window while we were entering the main entrance of the Tea Garden, the tea cultivation covers most of the hills/ valley over there.

It's amazing when I see such a wonderful scenery.

 By the time we reached, it was time for lunch, few snaps of photographs and we went for our lunch at the Tea House.

 Although from far we saw the House seems ordinary, however by the time I entered and sit at a side, it seems extraordinary with an amazing scene and experiencing a little imagination with those photographs hang around (Imagined about our Borneo History, the Origin of and adventures at Tea Garden and more!).

- A photo of me at Sabah Tea Garden - 

A climate at Sabah Tea was warm during our visiting, for sure it will be better with breezy air during the sunrise and during the evening.

- Sandakan - Ranau Death March -

 Remember my KK Heritage posts? - A Guide to KK Heritage Walk.
Part of the history was laid here and more in depth stories about the history and newspaper cutting of current action taken to commemorate the past can be read from the booth and photographs on  the wall outside the souvenirs shop.

- Lest We Forget -

- Grading of Tea -

- Part of the Tea Garden that I took from the Tea House of Sabah Tea Garden -

It's amazing to see such Tea Garden in Sabah. I like! Saw those combined colour of greens? The lighter green leavens will be the young tea leaves and those will be pluck for tea production and other productions at the Tea Factory.

 - Organic Sabah Tea -

A must have when we visit Sabah Tea Garden, when we saw the word "Tea" at the Tea House are all made of Sabah Tea! My dad who went to Sabah Tea Garden before told us about the specialty of their tea and Sabah Tea is GOOD! Taste different from Ordinary Tea and won't feet uncomfortable after drinking too much.

Besides, brewing method is another must know method to make a cup of aromatic Sabah Tea Drink.

From the information I heard and saw, Sabah Tea Plantation have their own Tea Factory which only operates from Monday to Sunday and unfortunately, I went their during Public Holiday  (which they will be closed) and we didn't saw the processes of tea manufacturing and learning the brewing method or the grades of teas.

- Sabah Tea Chicken Soup - 

The aroma of tea leaves within the sipped chicken soup taste delicious and extraordinary. I tried it for the first time and I found it quite interesting to have tea aroma inside the soup.

 - Sabah Tea Butter Prawn -

The prawns served taste good with chopped tea leaves!

- Ginger Tea -

My mom caught cold while we were on our way to Ranau area and she had Ginger Tea to make her felt relieve.

- The Menu -

Besides those recommended above, we had Mixed Vegetables and Lemon Chicken, all ingredients were fresh and even the mixed vegetables taste sweet. As a conclusion, the presentation of the dishes served was well presented.

A satisfying lunch indeed for two tables of us.

Pricing stated are reasonable at such tourist spot here. It's normal to see similar prices around here.

By the way, they served Sabah Tea Pancake too! I didn't have a taste of it, how unfortunately and I would love to try it in the future.

- What We Do, We Carry Through - 
(Motto of S.M. All Saints)

A short walk around the Tea House and the Souvenir Shop and look what have I snapped! 

I saw my Ex- Secondary School's souvenir as a token of appreciation to Sabah Tea since years ago and it was a bit dusty, I assumed that it's quite a long time ago they have been there.

- Packaged Tea Bags of Sabah Tea -

- Various Flavour of Tea -

Visited the Souvenirs Shop which selling various kinds of products from Chocolates and Tea Cookies which I had it for the first time and it have much aromatic tea flavour in it, packaged tea bags and packaged processes tea leaves of various flavour of teas. Flavour such as Ginger, Cinnamon, Tongkat Ali, Pandan, Geranium and non the least THE ORIGINAL flavour!

For your information, Original Sabah Tea could be widely found anywhere in town and as for other special flavour, cookies and even chocolates, it will only be sold in selected outlets or souvenirs shops in town.

Beside visiting the Tea Garden, Tea Factory, Souvenirs Shop and having delicious lunch at their Tea House, Sabah Tea Garden offers various activities/ adventures and overnight packages that will not bored their guests who stay there.

There's more in coming post! Stay tuned!

Till then...

Website : Sabah Tea Garden (click here)!

Tour with Tropical Holidays Paradise for Sabah Tea Garden, Ranau.


  1. yeah~ been there few years ago~ lovely sabah~

  2. they even have sabah tea! interesting.. does boh tea exist over there?

  3. KKzai - Yup! Lovely Sabah destination. This was my first time visiting to there, guess it's changed a lot since your last visit. Tones of activities to do over there if we took their packages. :D

  4. Ken: LOLzzz! :D I'm not sure about that, The plantation might be located at West Malaysia. Boh is M'sia brand right?

  5. So good you can tour under your mom's company.

    Next time I recommend THP to my friends. :)

  6. Hehehe :D Sure! Just inform me about that.
    Yea! It's fun being tourist most of the time. Hehe. Family biz!:)

  7. wow~ nice nice~ later could see for ur consult if i plan to explore sabah lu~

  8. Sure can! No problem! Just contact me and I will pass u to my sis who in charge of the tour company. :)

  9. hahaha.. thanks thanks 1st la ya~

  10. Hmm I prefer coffee than tea but once in a while, nice ba minum tea. Last time there was this tea, it's called teh taragui or something. My grandfather loves that tea, but dunno it seems no more here already. But now, my family drink Sabah Tea once in a while... nice ba kan.

    Paling sia suka, sabah tea punya chocolate! ;D

  11. ArmS : Yea yea! I remember that taragui tea, my family and I drank before too! Hmm... Didn't know y we can't see it in the market already or maybe we didn't notice about it else where. :)
    Sabah tea nice! I like it when I drink once in a while! Haha :D yup! The Choc sure nice!

  12. worth the trip to see how tea is being processed, great knowledge and of course one cannot forget to enjoy the food.

  13. Yea! Great knowledge that I get from those trips over the years. :D Yes! Enjoying the food is the best part in any trips. :)

  14. Wonderful experience n memory! =D

  15. Yup! Great memory, but a lil disappointed didn't get to visit the factory. :)