"The Tea Route" offers a 3-step tour where you will discover the history of our island and its people, traditions and localflavors. You will visit the colonial period houses and gardens, discover the rum distillation processes and essential oils, the know-how of tea culture and other local sights.
Domaine des Aubineaux
1st Step of the Tea Route
The tour begins with the Domain Aubineaux, one of the last colonial mansions typical of the late 19th century, located in the highlands. Guides will offer a cultural tour of the house built in 1872, where you will discover furniture dating back to the East India Company and a fine collection of old photographs.
You will also visit the old stables have been converted on the one hand and in the meeting room of the store and otheressential oil distillery. After a break in the tearoom, enjoy the floral park and visit the garden of camphor. Enjoy the variety ofexotic plants and some trees endemic to the island.
2nd Stage of the Tea Route
The second step is to Bois Chéri. Head to the tea factory. The guides will be happy to show and explain the various stages of production. A tea museum completes the visit.
To illustrate, a tasting is offered in a cottage with panoramic views of the area and throughout the south of the island. You can even taste the delicacies of tea chef at Restaurant Le Bois Chéri!
Le Saint Aubin
3rd Stage of the Tea Route
The last step is a few kilometers north of Souillac towards Eel River. Saint Aubin to discover a colonial house built in 1819. It was the residence of the individual directors of the sugar estate, before being renovated in the 90s. This place has beentransformed into a table d'hôte meals and offers typical Mauritian-based regional product. The property produces sugar caneused to make sugar but also the delicious rum you can follow the production at the distillery.
At "La Maison de la Vanille", you will discover the long process of transformation of this orchid: flowers of the clove scented.
The Tea Route is a rewarding journey to the heart of a traditional Mauritius.
Call (230) 696 6000 to sign up for "The Tea Route" excursion