Ciater highland is located at the north side of mount Tangkuban Perahu, West Java (PS: Peep Indonesia will tell you the love story of Tangkuban Perahu legend later on). Here, visitor will find a large spread of tea plantation. The cold temperature, green landscape and very nice local people turns Ciater into one of favorite local tourism destination.
Aside from walking around the plantation trees and sightseeing, tourists can visit the tea factory managed by a state-owned company named Perkebunan Nusantara VIII. There, accompanied by a tour guide, visitors can see the production process of tea; from fresh tea leaves until the packaging. As tea lovers, visitors might want to ask hundreds of questions. Please do. The tour guide will be more than pleased to share his/her knowledge: the A-to-Z of tea.
During the visit, visitors will learn that the production process of tea was not simple. It consists of several steps where some of the works involve big machines. Not all are handled using machines, because some important works still need professional and personal human touch, especially the ones related to quality of the products. It was not a fancy factory, but notice that quality control was done in every step of the process. This is the main reason of why the factory were supplying some famous tea products in the market.
A combination of high quality tea leaves, the skillful hands of the workers and the help of traditional and modern machines produce first quality tea products.
At the end of the visit, visitors can try a cup of tea produced by the factory; a warm pleasant taste of tea – not just in your mouth, but also in heart and soul.