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Mauritius – Tea, Vanilla, Rum

Published: 6.6.2020
Tea, rum and vanilla - three basic and typical products of the island of Mauritius. They are therefore the most common content of all trips.

The first place is the Bois Cheri tea factory, which brings a view not only of the history of tea, but also a direct view of the factory. The tea journey begins on tea plantations all around. The torn leaves are then transported in bags and a four-step process awaits them: 1. wilting, 2. rolling and chopping, 3. fermentation and 4. drying. The dried mixture is further flavored or bagged immediately. The last step is the actual packaging in a box.

balení čaje   čajové lístky

After a tour of the production, there is also a tasting, where the Bois Cheri company offers several types of tea - classic black and flavors derived from it, such as bergamot, coconut, vanilla or caramel.

čajová plantáž

From the tea, you usually go to the La Vanille Natural Park, which really has only a name in common with vanilla. But it is a stop that can provide a view of Mauritius' nature, including giant tortoises or an extinct doda, a flightless bird, which is also called Dodo. 

dodo   park La Vanille

But vanilla is one of the main attractions of the colonial house Le Saint Aubin. However, first of all it is worth mentioning the small rum factory of the same name, where you can go for a tour and tasting. Rum is generally very popular on the island due to the long stretches of sugar cane fields, and a slightly larger rum factory, The Rhumerie de Chamarel a small-scale rum factory is a good comparison. 

koloniální dům

And now to the vanilla itself or to the La Maison de la Vanille building, where a short document explains the process of vanilla growth and also introduces some of the tools used, such as a gauge for its length, according to which it is then divided into boxes. Of course, the products can also be purchased, but access to the vanilla field itself is forbidden, after all, they carefully guard their fragrant gold.

GPS: 20°30'03.1"S 57°32'42.4"E

 

Text and photos: Karolína Hrušková



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