Darjeeling is known for its finest blends and splendid tea gardens. The estate where the blends are produced and manufactured authenticates and provides them their distinct characteristics. There are some magnificent gardens that work diligently for building up their repute in the beverage market across the globe. Darjeeling Tea estates have the reputation for excellent and high standard of manufacturing. Everyone knows that it takes years to build good reputation. So, tea gardens of Darjeeling work hard in order to maintain highest manufacturing standard and grow their brand name. Do you know how many estates are there in this Himalayan region? There are almost 80 estates, each of which has a distinct characteristic of its own. The size of a tea garden can vary from 300 acres to 1300 acres. Hundreds of workers can work and stay with their families in a garden. Such big are Darjeeling estates! Many of the names of these gardens are derived from the languages of a region like Bhutia, Lepcha and Nepali. Bhutia has their origin in Tibet, Lepcha is the language of an indigenous tribe and Nepali comes from Sanskrit. Why names of the tea gardens significant? Names of the gardens are important because they are the proof of authenticity. Customers also get to know the origin of their preferred blends. There are drinkers who prefer teas of one garden over the other and name of an estate help them to identify the blend easily. Blends of each garden have their unique characteristics. It is not that one is better than the other. Geographic location and atmospheric condition of a tea garden greatly influence the character and taste of the blends produced in that estate. Again, personal taste also determines the kind of blends one ill prefer – whether it is the First Flush or the Second Flush. Here is a list of the different estates producing the finest blends in Darjeeling TeaDarjeeling East Arya Tea Estate Chongtong Tea Estate Dhooteriah Tea Estate Kalej Valley Tea Estate Liza Hill Tea Estate Lingia Tea Estate Marybong Tea Estate Mim Tea Estate, Darjeeling Mim Orange Valley (Bloomfield Tea Estate) Pussimbing Tea Estate Risheehat Tea Estate Rungmook / Cedars Tea Estate Tumsong Tea Estate Darjeeling West Badamtam Tea Estate Bannockburn Tea Estate Barnesbeg Tea Estate Ging Tea Estate Happy Valley Tea Estate North Tukvar Pandam Tea Estate Phoobshering Tea Estate Puttabong Tea Estate Rangaroon Tea Estate Rungneet Tea Estate Singtom Tea Estate Soom Tea Estate Steinthal Tea Estate Kurseong (North) Ambootia Tea Garden Balasun Tea Garden Eden Vale Tea Garden Dilaram Tea Garden Margaret's Hope Tea Garden Moondakotee Tea Garden Oaks Tea Garden Ringtong Tea Garden Springside Tea Garden Kurseong South Castleton Tea Garden Giddapahar Tea Garden Goomtee Tea Garden Jogmaya Tea Garden Jungpana Tea Garden Longview (High Lands) Tea Garden Mahalderam Tea Garden Makaibari Tea Garden Mohan Majhua Tea Garden Monteviot Tea Garden Mullootar Tea Garden Narbada Majhua Tea Garden Nurbong Tea Garden Rohini Tea Garden Selim Hill Tea Garden Seepoydhura Tea Garden Sivitar Tea Garden Tindharia Tea Garden Mirik Gopaldhara Tea Estate Ghayabaree and Millikthong Tea Estate Okayti Tea Estate Phuguri Tea Estate Seeyok Tea Estate Singbulli Tea Estate Thurbo Tea Estate Upper Fagu Avongrove Tea Garden Chamong Tea Garden Dhajea Tea Garden Nagri Tea Garden Nagri Farm Tea Garden Selimbong Tea Garden Sungma Tea Garden Turzum Tea Garden Teesta Valley Tea Garden Tukdah Tea Garden Upper Fagu Tea Garden Teesta Ambiok (Hillton) Gielle Tea Garden Glenburn Tea Garden Kumai (Snow View) Tea Garden Lopchu Peshok Tea Garden Namring and upper Namring Tea Garden Runglee Rungliot Tea Garden Samebeong Tea Garden