Darjeeling tea has made its way to every café menu in the world and why not! There are close to 80 tea estates in Darjeeling, with the first tea planted by the British in the mid-1800s as an alternative to tea imported from China. Although Darjeeling tea is easily available anywhere at a fair price, some varieties are worth a hefty amount, categorizing them as one of the most expensive teas in the world. So what’s so special about Darjeeling tea that has got tea connoisseurs swooning over it? Called the fine wine of teas, the aroma of Darjeeling tea is unparalleled and is marked by its unique and delicate flavours.
It’s impossible to walk the lanes of Darjeeling without finding a tea house every few feet. Here’s a look at some of them that are worth visiting for either tasting or buying souvenirs.
Top 5 tea shops in Darjeeling worth checking out
1. The Tea Shoppe
The Tea Shoppe
2. Golden Tips
3. Chai Chun
4. Nathmulls Tea Room
Nathmulls Tea Room