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Our Story

Since its establishment in 1856, Okayti Tea Estate has traversed a remarkable journey. The passage of time has brought about profound changes, altering the landscape and every facet of Okayti, from the roads and houses to the tea bushes themselves. However, amidst this constant evolution, one element has remained steadfast—the unparalleled quality of Okayti's orthodox teas. Tea lies at the very heart of Okayti's name, and throughout the years, the flavors and fragrances have only grown more captivating. The enduring existence of Okayti for over a century, coupled with its esteemed global reputation, attests to its indelible mark in the realm of fine teas.

Nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling, Okayti Tea Estate transcends its role as a mere tea cultivation site. It has blossomed into a vibrant community that embodies the region's rich culture and traditions. This estate is a testament to the enduring spirit of Okayti, which thrives not only in producing exceptional teas but also in fostering a close-knit community of individuals who share a deep-rooted passion for tea. The tea estate's culture is infused with a deep respect for nature, as the workers understand the vital role the environment plays in creating the unique flavors and aromas of their teas. Their dedication to preserving these traditions and sustaining the land ensures that Okayti Tea Estate continues to produce teas that captivate tea lovers around the world, while preserving the rich heritage of Darjeeling.

Our Mission

At the heart of our tea estate tour lies a profound mission to create an unforgettable and immersive experience for our visitors. We believe in the power of firsthand exploration and the transformative impact it can have on individuals. Our aim is to provide a gateway for tea lovers to embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary, allowing them to connect with the very essence of their beloved Darjeeling tea. Education is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe that by deepening guests' understanding of the meticulous process involved in crafting high-quality tea, we can foster a genuine appreciation for the artistry and dedication that goes into every cup. Through interactive sessions and demonstrations, we bring to life the passion and expertise of the tea artisans who have dedicated their lives to mastering their craft. Guests have the opportunity to engage in tea tastings, where they can savor the nuanced flavors and learn to discern the subtle notes that make each tea unique.

Ultimately, our tea estate tour aims to create a lasting connection between tea enthusiasts and the remarkable world of tea. We want our visitors to leave with not just a deeper appreciation for the tea culture, but also with a sense of kinship and understanding of the profound connections that span across borders and cultures. We hope to inspire a continued exploration and love for tea, fostering a global community of tea enthusiasts who share in the wonder and joy that tea brings to our lives.

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