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 Tea

Darjeeling 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


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


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