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Puttabong literally means house of green leaves. Indulge in our exclusive tea from the biggest tea estate in Darjeeling, overlooking the magnificent snow-capped peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga and ending in the snow fed Rangeet river. Planted in 1852 this is the first tea estate in the history of Darjeeling Tea Plantation. His garden is planted with Darjeeling Clonal, Chinary bushes and Clonal tea stock especially developed to meet the agro climatic conditions of the area. The garden produces Orthodox black, green and specially Darjeeling Tea. The mountain breeze kissed by the great Kanchenjunga makes the teas produced by this garden UNIQUE. Darjeeling First Flush teas are the produce from the first harvest of the year, immediately after the spring rains, between end February and mid-April. Darjeeling First Flush is also known as Spring Teas. This is so because the tea harvested during this period is light in appearance with a brisk flavor. It has has a light yellow cup colour, with delicate flowery flavour and aroma.
Smooth liquor, mellow on the pallet. A fuller cup with stimulating quality and balanced astringency.
Overlooking the magnificent snow-capped peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga – the world’s third highest mountain range, the Puttabong Tea Estate is located at an altitude of 1500 to 6500 feet MSI and spread across 22 km ending in the snow-fed Rangeet river. This garden is one of the biggest tea estates in Darjeeling comprising of 5 divisions located at a stretch of approximately 20 Km from Darjeeling city to Sikkim State border. Puttabong – which literally means house of green leaves has the number of distinctions to itself. First Tea Estate in the history of Darjeeling Tea Plantation (Planted by the pioneering British Tea Planter Dr.Campbell in 1852). First tea estate to fetch the world record Price of Rs.10001/- Kg. for its Antique Tea in 1992. First Commercial Garden to rise composite plant nursery and plantation in North East India. The first garden to use pruning machine in Darjeeling. The best garden hospital in Darjeeling. This garden is planted with Darjeeling Clonal, Chinary bushes and Clonal tea stock especially developed to meet the agro-climatic conditions of the area. In order to have a long term sustainable cultivation practices with an objective of producing healthy and safe tea, the garden is practising IPM for a long time. The garden has been very particular in ecological upgradation and maintaining bio-diversity since many years. Different types of annual grasses, Leguminous Crop, short height shrubs and tall trees are planted in fallow land, boundaries of the section and vacant patches. Besides this, for sustainable production, the garden has a huge plant of Vermicompost, Cattle farming and the making of liquid fertilizers with local herbs. The pure mountain air, unique soil and altitude at the Puttabong tea estate along with the utmost care and quality standards implemented by Jayshree Tea management produces the finest of Darjeeling teas appreciated by discerning buyers around the world.