Tea Plantation Tours

Tea Garden Tour in Darjeeling

Being one of the biggest tea producers in the world, India brews some of the best teas available. The making of tea took off during the days of British rule in India. When great tracts of land were turned for mass tea production. If you’re a tea lover, don’t miss visiting those places where you’ll find the best Tea Plantations and Tea Gardens in India. Especially right in Darjeeling that is famed as a tea lover’s paradise.

Tea Plantation Tours

Tea History started probably around 1849 and more so developed in the early 1900’s with the British East India Company that acquired large tracts of land for mass tea production. India is counted amongst the largest tea producers of the world today. Wherein Assam and Darjeeling Tea is synonymous and renowned worldwide for its brew. Tea Tourism is relatively a new concept and which is garnering many enthusiasts as it entails one to have the knowhow of what all goes into the making of tea. Starting from plucking two leaves and a bud to its satisfying tea connoisseurs all across the globe.

Tea Tourism begins with staying in an erstwhile British Residence of Brit Tea Planter as like the old colonial times, beginning your day with a tour of the tea estate. Further interacting with the tea planters, garden workers thereby getting to experience first hand their lives. Later proceed to the factory to witness tea processing and the nuances of it all, viz how the tea leaves are withered, rolled, dried, sorted and packaged.   North East has plenty of such Tea Estates including the very famous Darjeeling Tea. Glenburn Tea Estate, Sourenee Tea Estate, Ging Tea House, Chamong Chiabari are few of the names in West Bengal. While Jorhat in Assam boasts of the Thengal Manor, Banyan Grove etc.   Darjeeling lives up more than its name of being the queen of the hill stations. The hill station is surrounded by tea plantations that provides the best brews, light in colour and with the best musky smelling notes. Around 25 percent of India’s total tea output is dependent on Darjeeling.
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