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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akghosal
Stoke-on-Trent, UK23 contributions
Mar 2022
Good presentation of the Tea Factory, including the process of collecting the tea and then exporting the tea outside Darjeeling to other parts of India and even the world. The Tea Garden on the outside was quite beautiful as well and there were tea samples being sold which we bought. My only issues with this place is that the women in the reception replied to me in Hindi even when I spoke in English which was somewhat inconvenient for me as I grew up abroad and not in India (which means I can't speak Hindi fluently) and while they provided tea samples for us to taste, it didn't look particularly hygienic because they didn't provide separate cups/glasses for each individual person to taste the tea samples. But apart from that, was a good experience overall.
Written 9 May 2022
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Nickyban07
Kolkata (Calcutta), India284 contributions
May 2022
Good way to explain the process. Tea Tasting could be better if it's brewed just before tasting. Otherwise the taste doesn't come out in full.
Written 8 May 2022
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Monk and Mountains Holiday
Gangtok, India116 contributions
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
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, Australia2,675 contributions
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, India914 contributions
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
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, India113 contributions
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
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
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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