ABOUT THE GARDEN
Risheehat Tea Estate is located in one of most beautiful valleys famous for growing the best organic teas. The steep land topography, rich and fertile soil, temperature and rainfall are most conducive for growing the best of organic Darjeeling teas. Just 14 kms east from the Darjeeling main city area, Risheehat garden faces the main Darjeeling town and the beautiful Kanchanjangha peak towards the north of the estate. Risheehat literally means “Home of Holy Saints”. The Garden was established by British planters in the mid-19th century and was known as Tsering Bagan because of local population of the Tsering tribe. Acquired by Jayshree Tea management in 1955, the garden is divided into two major divisions – Risheehat main division and Liza Hill Division. The estate today produces more than 180 tons per year of certified bio-organic teas and healthy zero% vacancy on its estate. The estate has Fair Trade certification, ISO 1901:2008 awarded by TUV NORD and also HAACCP, not to mention organic certificates for NPOP, POP and JAS by IMO.
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