Assam Tea Tour
- Stay in a century old heritage tea bungalow, amidst acres and acres of tea plantations
- Go for leisurely walks in the tea plantations, interact with the leave gatherers and pluck your own leaves
- Visit a tea factory and learn about the processes involved
Wake up in the morning with the smell of fresh tea brewing, watch the majestic sun rising over the sprawling tea gardens sipping a cup of tea, perfectly made with tea leaves handpicked from the finest tea gardens, be pampered with paramount attention and service, experience the rich lifestyle of Assam.
Assam tea is derived from a plant species called Camellia sinensis. It is famous for its distinct malty flavour. There are two harvests of tea in a year called first and second flush respectively. The second flush is considered more valuable because of its sweeter taste. The harvest is also called tippy tea because of the golden tip that appears on the tea leaves. Assam tea is a good option to those addicted to coffee and looking for a healthier substitute.
The tea estates in Assam produce almost 1.5 million pounds of tea annually which is about 51% of tea grown in India. The tea industry contributes significantly to the state’s economy and provides employment to 17% of the workers in Assam. Besides the oldest and largest Tea Research Centres at Toklai in Jorhat, Assam is also home to the world’s
second largest Tea Auction Centre in Guwahati. These institutions help in marketing the tea grown here in a more efficient way. This has resulted in better monetary return to the tea estates.
Enjoy a stay in boutique heritage bungalows that offer the rich lifestyle of the colonial tea growing days. You will be offered tea tasting tours where you will get to taste different grades of the finest Assam Tea, visit to tea factories where one can learn about the processes involved in tea production, leisurely walks in the tea plantations and interaction with the leave gatherers. You can also enjoy plucking your own leaves.
You can also explore nearby villages to experience the simple yet rich lifestyles of the Indian countryside. When weather conditions permit, scenic boat rides in Asia’s mighty Brahmaputra River can also be arranged.
From the adjoining gardens, you may choose to pluck your own organic produces for an informal cooking lesson from the tea pluckers who prepare ethnic cuisine.
You won’t feel like you are staying in a hotel. Instead, you are treated like an honoured house guest with personal attention.
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