Tea Garden and restaurant [????-c.1984] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Tea Garden and restaurant [????-c.1984]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place demolished: 
c.1984-01-01 (Year is approximate)

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Hong Kongs only tea plantation [130 acres] was established in the early 1950s by Brook Bernacchi QC OBE on the Ngong Ping plateau, Lantao.The tea, mainly green teas were sold locally under the name of " Lotus Brand" tea until the late 1980's. The Government re-entered the tea farm permit land in the 1990s although the tea bushes, about 130,000 of them are still there and growing wild. 

Hi there,

In the 1980's there were a few horses there for those who fancy a ride..  They were mostly retired racing hourses.  In the past decade I have walked by the path multiple times.  The buildings in the area are genuinely intact with some broken windows and/or roof tiles.

There was also the place I nearly bump into a very big spider net across the path face first.. 

T

Thank you both for the update on the old tea plantation. It is very interesting to learn what has become of the places and buildings that I visited all those years ago. I have heard of the tea brand.  Would anyone be allowed to pick some of the leaves, dry them and make a cup,of tea - or is that illegal now?  Andrew