The verdant hills surrounding cosmopolitan Chiang Mai have long been dotted with hill tribe villages of Thailand’s many ethnic minorities. Visiting one or more of these rural outposts has become a quintessential northern Thailand experience. Here’s what you need to know.
Araksa Tea Plantation
Located atop a hill in the lush countryside that surrounds Chiang Mai, the Araksa Tea Plantation is one of the oldest plantations of its kind in Thailand. Specializing in producing high quality black Assam tea, Araksa's rich soil and high elevation make for ideal planting and conditions, allowing for the cultivation of quality tea leaves.
Open to the public to explore, a trip to the plantation will give you an insight into the origins of Thailand’s loved beverage. Stroll through the tea plants, help pick the leaves, learn the art of brewing the perfect cup, and, of course, sample some of the aromatic Assam tea for yourself.
During your behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the tea plantation, you can also learn more about the history of tea-making in Thailand, from its traditions to the various production processes involved.
75 Moo1 Bangchang, Mae Tang , Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
An Araksa Tea Plantation tour can be arranged with either a morning or afternoon departure.
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