Welcome to Tumsong Chiabari Tea Retreat

The first Chiabari garden was established in 1916. The family owned, professionally managed Chiabari Group is now into its 6th generation and owns seventeen estates in Darjeeling. Some of our Darjeeling estates are heritage gardens, more than 100 years old. Collectively, the group is the largest producer of organic Darjeeling teas, both in terms of quantity and quality.

The Tumsong Chiabari Tea Retreat Group’s state-of-the-art modernizations, its vast infrastructure and our insistence on flexibility and innovation have given us a competitive edge over others. A new fully automatic blending and packaging unit has recently been commissioned in Kolkata for hygienically blending and packing teas in keeping with the EU regulations and HACCP standards. We export to most of the major tea consuming countries in Europe as well as UK, Japan, USA and the Middle East.

The history of tea goes back to 2737 BC. There is a legend that once the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong was sitting beneath a tree while his servant was boiling drinking water, when some leaves from a tree blew into the water. Shen Nong, a renowned herbalist, decided to try the infusion that his servant had accidentally created. The tree was Camellia sinuses, and the resulting drink was what we now call tea.

In addition, the Tumsong Chiabari Tea estate faces the highest Himalayan ranges and this puts it directly in the path of a constant cold breeze. This makes the plants grow gradually and thus gives them time to saturate their leaves with the special muscatel flavour of its exotic teas. Also, the garden, now certified as 100% bio-organic, is planted with one of the highest percentages of rare pure china bushes.

The World over, whenever those of discerning taste wish to relax and unwind, they take a tea break at Darjeeling. This website welcomes our viewers the glorious Darjeeling organic tea life to savour in all its old world charm. Where the weather is always crisp and the air is pure, the tea life is not just a heavenly slice of nature but also a colonial bungalow to live and enjoy impeccable service and breath-taking cuisine to savour.

Tea estate tour is a relatively new concept in the world and Darjeeling is taking a lead in this area. And why not? Darjeeling is after all the Mecca of organic tea and sprawling estates producing what we know as the "Champagne of Teas" to the delight of the world. There are 80 odd operational tea gardens in Darjeeling that span across thousands of acres of land area on open hill slopes. An always crisp weather, pure and clean air, innumerable clear mountain streams and a sun that pours liquid gold onto the fertile and luxuriant hills—these are the vital ingredients that make Tumsong Chiabari Tea Estate a tea without equal, and a taste that cannot be replicated anywhere else on Earth. Volatile flavour constituents in Chaibaris’ tea are 3 times more compared to other teas. To your taste buds, this translates to an incomparable burst of the distinctive Darjeeling muscatel flavor that comes from the rich soil of the enchanted land where this tea grows.


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Sweet relaxing holiday amid tea garden
We were 3 couples and a small kid and had the entire bunglow for us . The rooms were very spacious and can easily accommodate 4 adults . Every room had fire place and was lit every night making it very romantic and cosy. - Arun K
Great place with an awesome view
This is a great resort surrounded by greeneries and tea gardens. Rooms are very specious and has a great kanchanjangha view. Sunrise can also be enjoyed from the room. You will get a very homely atmosphere in the resort. - Subhasish Dutta
Off the Beaten Track
There can be nothing better for tea aficionados than spending a couple of days in a heritage bungalow, over 150 years old that once housed the estate manager of one of India’s oldest tea gardens. - Gautam M
"A Royal Place to Stay If You want to be in Nature"
For my personal and Professional Purposes, ample number of Visited Entire Darjeeling. But Never had a royal heritage experience before. - Santu P
A retreat in the truest sense
Someone told me that nature is the biggest mystic felt it in Tumsong tea resort. If you ever want to recharge your batteries this is a must visit as the only place where Silence has a sound too. - Mitul D
Peace and Tranquility
The long journey from Bagdogra to this place is totally worth once u are in the retreat. It's totally cut off from everything and you need to relax and enjoy with Nature during your stay here. - Aum

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