Walking, talking and tasting tea in Jorhat, Assam

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Walking, talking and tasting tea in Jorhat, Assam
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Immerse yourself in the lush landscapes and rich traditions of Assam with our “Walking, Talking, and Tasting Tea” experience. On the outskirts of Jorhat, this short escape invites you to explore an Assamese family-run tea garden, delve into the fascinating history of Assam tea, and indulge in a refined tea-tasting session that will enlighten your senses and deepen your appreciation for this timeless beverage.

Begin with a guided walk through the tea garden, where our expert guide will share insights into the meticulous field practices essential for producing Assam’s world-renowned teas. Depending on the season, you may even get the opportunity to try your hand at plucking tea leaves.

Following the garden tour, gather at the estate’s historic Director’s bungalow for an engaging session on the history of Assam tea, the legacy of the plantation, and the various types of teas produced in the region. Learn about the significance of tea tasting and its role in determining the quality and character of tea.

The highlight is the tea tasting session itself. Sample a variety of Assam teas, guided by an experienced tea taster, and discover the nuanced flavors and aromas that distinguish different types of tea. Conclude with a delightful high tea, featuring carefully curated treats paired with Assam’s finest brews.

This immersive journey through the world of Assam tea offers a unique blend of education, hands-on experience, and sensory delight, making it a must for tea enthusiasts and cultural explorers alike.

  • Guided walk through the tea garden
  • Session on the history of Assam tea and the specific plantation
  • Tea tasting session with an experienced tea taster
  • High tea with curated treats and fine Assam teas
Things to Carry
  • Comfortable Footwear
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Sun Protection: Sunscreen, Hat, and Sunglasses
  • Personal Identification, Cash, and Card
  • Camera or Smartphone
  • Personal Medication/First Aid Kit
  • Respectful Attitude
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Arrival at the tea garden on the outskirts of Jorhat. Meet your guide and get an introduction to the day’s activities.
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Guided walk through the tea garden. Learn about the field practices and, depending on the season, participate in tea leaf plucking.
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Group session at the Director’s bungalow. Dive into the history of Assam tea, the specific plantation, and the different types of Assam tea.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Tea tasting session. Learn about the process and significance of tea tasting from an experienced tea taster, and sample a variety of teas. Conclude with high tea, enjoying specially curated treats paired with Assam’s finest teas.

Tea Enthusiasts: Perfect for those who love tea and want to learn more about its origins, production, and tasting.

Cultural Explorers: Ideal for travelers interested in immersing themselves in the local traditions and history of Assam.

Nature Lovers: Great for anyone who enjoys beautiful landscapes and the tranquility of tea gardens.

Food and Beverage Aficionados: Perfect for those who appreciate culinary experiences and want to explore the nuances of tea.

  • Cultural Immersion: Dive deep into the history and culture of Assam tea, from its origins to modern-day practices.
  • Insightful Learning: Gain a new appreciation for the skill involved in producing high-quality tea through guided tours and detailed explanations.
  • Tea Tasting Insight: Learn the art of tea tasting and discover how professionals assess and grade tea.
  • Scenic Beauty: Enjoy the serene beauty of the tea gardens and the historic charm of the Director’s bungalow.
  • Delightful High Tea: Savor a high tea experience with specially curated treats and fine Assam teas, rounding out a perfect day.
Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear for the tea garden tour?

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking. Consider bringing sun protection.

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