Tag: Tea Tourism

Tea Trails with Tea With Susmita

Tea tourism, simply put, is tourism around tea. If you are familiar with wine or scotch tourism, you would understand it quickly. The major difference is that while wine/scotch tourism is mainly a day’s affair, tea tourism happens leisurely over 4-5 days, at least. What I offer in terms of Tea Tourism is a little more than simple tourism, and […]
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The Nilgiri Tea Trail

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” Martin Buber. A part of ancient landscape of Southern India, Nilgiris, which literally means the ‘Blue Mountain’, is known for its spectacular natural beauty, amazing wildlife, indigenous and ethnic people and tea! Though Ooty, the quintessential Indian honeymoon destination is more widely known, Coonoor that lies just 18 kilometer […]
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Temi – Tea, Cherry Tree Festival and Tea Travel: Concluding Part

Read Part 1 of the story here: https://teawithsusmita.com/2020/01/10/temi-tea-cherry-tree-festival-and-tea-travel-part-1/ Before we got down to the venue ground which was a large clearing in the middle of the tea garden, we got out of the car and sat at the entry point which was at a higher level from the venue ground – to soak into the pristine nature all around us. […]
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Temi – Tea, Cherry Tree Festival and Tea Travel: Part 1

I always wanted to visit Sikkim – had heard so much about the place – its natural beauty, food, people and, of course, Kanchenjunga! Then last year I saw some pictures of the Cherry Tree festival at Temi in Southern Sikkim and I was blown away. As a tea artist and a tea blogger, I wanted to visit Temi and […]
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First Stop Kurseong – Cochrane Place Hotel

Darjeeling – The land of Exquisite Tea and Mesmerising Tea Trails On the way to Darjeeling from Bagdogra before you enter the Kurseong town through the hilly Punkhabari road, this beautiful hotel stands tall among the lush green tea gardens. You would have just crossed the Makaibari tea estate, filling  your lungs with the aroma of the teas, wild flowers […]
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Must Visit 6 Tea Factories in Darjeeling & Kurseong

Darjeeling – The land of Exquisite Tea and Mesmerising Tea Trails Darjeeling tea is called the Champagne of tea for, perhaps many a reasons. It is considered one of the most premium and sought after tea among the tea connoisseurs around the globe. Most royal families of Europe wake up every day to a cup of Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling has 4 […]
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Darjeeling – The Land of Beautiful Teas – 1

To me Darjeeling is a mysterious land – a land mixed with my imagination, stories, nostalgia and love. It is not surprising that I grew up drinking or rather smelling Darjeeling tea. I remember visiting our neighborhood tea stores from where my father used to buy loose leaf tea regularly. I vividly remember the aroma that used to come out […]
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