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
Great place with an awesome view
Off the Beaten Track
"A Royal Place to Stay If You want to be in Nature"
A retreat in the truest sense
Peace and Tranquility
1. CHOOSE YOUR VACATION CAREFULLY.
The breaks you take from work, pay you back manifold because you come back with a fresher mind and some of your best ideas. Hence, choose your vacation carefully.
2. NEVER SERVE FOOD THAT HAS EXPIRED.
If you can’t feed a hundred, then feed just one, but feed fresh food – not expired.
3. KEEP THE ROOMS SPOTLESS.
The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment. Keep your rooms spotless.
4. MAKE DELIBERATE CHOICES WITH ACTIVITIES.
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. Choose your activities deliberately.