ABOUT THE GARDEN
Spread over evenly gradual slopes facing the the mesmerising Mirik valley, Sungma and Turzum is one of the most beautiful tea estate in Darjeeling. The Tea Estate is located in the Rung Bong valley famous for growing exclusive quality tea. The climate is cool and misty with temperature ranging from 3 degree in winter to 28 degree in summer and an annual rainfall of 2500 to 3000 mm during July to September. The garden is around 30 kms from the Darjeeling town and is connected by excellent road network. The garden was established by British Planter in 1863 – 1868 with excellent quality of chinaries seed stock by random assortment. The present tea estate is combination of two estates namely Sungma and Turzum. Both the gardens were merged after a massive earthquake in 1934 destroyed the Sungma tea factory and the entire tea manufacturing operations were shifted to Turzum tea estate. The estate was taken over by Jayshree Tea in 1933 and with continuous investment in tea growing, successful replanting programme, employee welfare and tea manufacturing infrastructure, the garden has seen remarkable achievement in terms of quality improvements leading to increase in the unit price for its teas. The estate has Fair Trade certification, ISO 1901:2008 & HACCP awarded by TUV NORD, Organic certificates for NPOP, NOP and JAS by IMO.
BEST TIME TO DRINK
BREWING INTRUCTIONSUse filtered or bottled water. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Put in 2.5–3 g of loose tea for every cup. Let it steep for 3–5 min. Strain into a cup and serve
Leaf: Standard autumnal leaf with acceptable bloom
Liquor: Round, pleasing, pure Clonal flavour
Infusion: Fairly bright with distinctive aroma