Best Tea and Scones
in Cameron Highlands Travel Destinations

 Have hot cuppa tea and scones from Cameron Highlands to go with it too!

Love it or hate it, well that's what I found at some of the forums and travel destinations web sites. Personally, I like scones. And it certainly goes well with tea. And my wife likes it so much she actually pack back some from the various establishment to bring back for her friends and family to try it out! But it is not quite the same having tea and scones back in Kuala Lumpur without the English Tudor style settings and country home feeling. I still enjoy it more when I am at Cameron Highlands.

Scones are typically English. And is traditionally served during the afternoon when the English are having their afternoon tea break. Times have change and you can now have it anytime of the day.

And of course Cameron Highlands was set up by the British, there is definitely lots of English flavour in this highland and this tea and scone afternoon tea break regiment was brought in by the English and remains as one of their legacy to Cameron Highlands.

If you miss the balmy weather of England and feeling homesick for good old British Isle, Cameron Highlands became close substitute for those longing for a bit of their homeland. Enough of my banter and let's see where we can find the best tea and scone eateries in this travel destination.

I have not tried all the tea and scones with the list I compiled here, still you can get a fair idea where to head for having your typical English tea and scones top up with Devonshire cream if you must.

Here goes in no particular order:

  1. Cameron Highlands Resort (YTL)
  2. The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands Hotel
  3. The Smokehouse Hotel and Restaurant
  4. T-Café in Tanah Rata
  5. Bala's Holiday Chalet
  6. Cameron Valley
  7. Cameronian Inn Tea and Homemade Scones [Recommended!]
  8. Cluny Lodge (not for public unfortunately, private booking only)
  9. Boh Tea Shop at the tea plantation

I'm sure there are many more hidden around Cameron Highlands, but it is not quite possible to go on a tea and scones eating spree! Personally, I like the scones served at The Lakehouse Hotel and The Smokehouse Hotel. Their scones are really soft and fluffy but of course there is a price to pay for eating at such luxurious setting. For lower cost alternative you could try T-Café which comes quite highly recommended.

And for those who want to make their own scones, I've managed to get a scones recipe which you can download it. After you have perfected your baking skills, don't forget to invite me to savour your perfectly baked scones, ok?

As for me? I don't know much about cooking and baking. But I do know how to make some pancakes using instant pancake mix. Even my wife says I'm quite good at frying up a pile and doing it better than she can!

A tip for best scones, they have to be soft and light, and if the establishment didn't get their technique right, badly made scones are heavy, dense and tough. That's why the scones that I buy off the rack from supermarkets are hard and rough, very much pale in comparison with good scones found in Cameron Highlands.

If you check out the scones recipe, you can find the technique for making those deliciously soft and light scones. So head on over to the scones recipe download page and get your scones recipe today!



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Posted on 12-July-2006

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