Happy Valley Tea Estate

Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling: Hours, Address, Happy Valley Tea Estate Reviews: 4/5

Happy Valley Tea Estate
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Happy Valley Tea Estate caresses the misty hills of Darjeeling, overlooking the fertile Himalayan foothills. Established in 1854, its history is closely entwined with the origins and cultivation of Darjeeling tea. This garden, located in the town of Darjeeling, is home to spectacularly lush fields, endowed with a natural, breath taking charm. At Happy Valley respect for nature is expressed through the organic and bio-dynamic method of farming. Happy Valley invites you to immerse yourself in the culture, history and tradition of the region by witnessing the process by which fresh tea leaves are withered, rolled, fermented, dried, sorted and graded to produce a variety of teas; the traditional black tea, green tea and the exquisite speciality teas. A guided tour of the Happy Valley tea factory offers visitors a glimpse of the fascinating process of manufacturing tea. The tea tasting session, curated for first-timers, is conducted at the end of the tour, where one can discover the legendary flavour of Happy Valley organic Darjeeling teas. Happy Valley teas are available in retail packs at the factory boutique for sale.
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Monk and Mountains Holiday
Gangtok, India116 contributions
MUST VISIT
Jul 2019
We Indians are milk tea lover right but as you visit this place you gonna change you mind, this place shows the actual tea processing and types of season tea therefore how to actually sip a tea, i would recommended everyone to visit this place and all taste the four types of seasonal tea.
Written 16 April 2020
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denmother62
Fitzroy, Australia85 contributions
Work is Worship ... at Happy Valley ...really?
Jan 2020
That's the sign that greets you at the main entrance - we didn't go inside the factory - the dilapidated grounds littered with broken machinery and the sign above the door was very off putting. Luckily we had a driver - the uphill walk back to town would have been very annoying!
Written 11 February 2020
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Kerryn72
Melbourne, Australia2,543 contributions
just a tour in Winter
Jan 2020
During Winter you can visit for a short tour and tasting. Tea production happens March- Nov so that would be a more interesting time to visit as you'd see the process in action.
Information about tea was still interesting though.
Written 16 January 2020
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rakeDelhi
New Delhi, India888 contributions
Exceptionall Tea Garden
Oct 2019
Tea Garden full of tea leaves spreading to a big vastness full of the green tea leaves in full ,women and men folk plucking them as per their with a style of their own.A spectacle of nature and very well maintained tea Estate and a must to see
Written 24 December 2019
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Seb L
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada76 contributions
The famous Darjeeling tea
Dec 2019
Interesting to see the factory, still kind of old though, It helps to be there at the right season though, in the spring... Wandering through the fields is nice too, and see the labor conditions :)
Written 14 December 2019
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Tannu D
Srinagar District, India92 contributions
tea
Nov 2019
This 1854 estate on the northwest edge of town is a good place to learn about tea, especially when plucking and processing are in progress (March to November). An employee guides you through the aromatic factory and its withering, rolling, fermenting and drying processes, explaining how green, black and white teas all come from the same leaf, and you'll get to taste a few varieties. A free shuttle van for visitors runs from Bhanu Bhawan in town from 9.30am.
Written 29 November 2019
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Sightsee737349
McLeod Ganj, India592 contributions
Beautiful tea estate
Oct 2019 • Friends
This beautiful tea estate is situated in the heart of Darjeeling town . Wonderful tea estate with breathtaking views blows away one’s mind
Written 26 November 2019
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Dr.Krunal Patel
Ahmedabad, India37 contributions
Good
Nov 2019 • Couples
I visited this point on 8 april 2019...after watching tiger hill and batasia loop...i think you may give 3 star of tea estate..if you are tea lover than you must visit it
Written 15 November 2019
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rakeDelhi
New Delhi, India888 contributions
Vastness of greenery
Aug 2019 • Friends
The Vastness of till your sight goes you see the tea growth and it is a delight to watch and also witness the workers plucking leaves and putting them in their back baskets as seen in movies is a wonderful exPerience.Trust me once you have been it will dwell in your minds for a long long time
Written 21 October 2019
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Softlanding
London, UK358 contributions
Boring tour of a rundown facility!
Oct 2019 • Friends
Run down, almost dilapidated. Shockingly miserable public facilities. A really boring tour. It did not help the tour guide was almost inaudible. Avoid this place!!
Written 18 October 2019
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