Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling
Established in 1854, this is one of the oldest tea estates in Darjeeling. The tea grown here is known to have a delicate ‘muscatel’ or ‘flowery’ flavor. So much so that drinkers usually skip the usual milk and sugar ritual. The 437 acres estate’s owner is known to be David Wilson, an English man. In fact, there is still a board outside with the name and year of establishment of the estate. Avoid going here during the monsoon months.
Assam, Northeast India
Assam, located in India's remote northeast, is the largest tea producing region in the country. Mostly grown in the Brahmaputra Valley, malty Assamese tea is brightly colored. Jorhat, in the central part of the valley, is often referred to as the "Tea Capital of the World".
Kanan Devan Hills Plantation, Munnar
Munnar, a hill station in Kerala is known for its tea and peace. If tea gardens are your thing, then you have come to the right place. Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, this beautiful plantation is a known tourist attraction. Having the country’s first ever tea museum, this is one place you must visit if you are holidaying in Munnar.
Temi Tea Garden, Sikkim
Temi Tea Garden is the only tea garden in Sikkim, located in South Sikkim and produced one of the best tea in India. Temi Tea estate was established in 440 acres and the tea is sold in the international market at Rs 2500 per kg.
Nilgiri Tea Plantations, Tamil Nadu
Nilgiri Tea Plantations or Tamilnadu Tea Plantation is one of the biggest Black Tea producer in India. Tea plantations in Nilgiri is one of the tea growing districts in South India and more than 50% of Nilgiri tea exported.
Tea estate in Valparai and Tea Estate in Coonoor are known for its production of Nilgiri tea at an altitude of 1,850 m. Valparai has a high concentration of tea and coffee estates in Tamil Nadu and the tea plantations are surrounded by evergreen forest.
Cooch Behar Tea Estate, West Bengal
This exquisite tea estate in the North is a part of the beautiful state of West Bengal and is a well-known tourist attraction in the state. Situated in the foothills of the Darjeeling Hills, it plays host to a large number of tea growers; almost 30,000 of them. The estate is owned by the Cooch Behar Tea Corporation Limited, which was established all the way back in 1950. Come and be mesmerized by all the fresh and lovely tea.