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Happy Valley Tea Estate

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Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
+91 80177 00700
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Visited on 15.11.2017

Once you have visited one tea estate , all others seem the same. Anyway this small estate has a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anshumanafsa
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Kurseong, India, Asia
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Interesting Tour

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the various tea making processes and the tour concluded... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian S
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London, United Kingdom
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The Happy Valley Tea Estate caresses the misty hills of Darjeeling, overlooking the fertile Himalayan foothills. Established in 1854, its history is closely entwined with the origins and cultivation of Darjeeling tea. This garden, located in the town of Darjeeling, is home to spectacularly lush fields, endowed with a natural, breath taking charm. At Happy Valley respect for nature is expressed through the organic and bio-dynamic method of farming. Happy Valley invites you to immerse yourself in the culture, history and tradition of the region by witnessing the process by which fresh tea leaves are withered, rolled, fermented, dried, sorted and graded to produce a variety of teas; the traditional black tea, green tea and the exquisite speciality teas. A guided tour of the Happy Valley tea factory offers visitors a glimpse of the fascinating process of manufacturing tea. The tea tasting session, curated for first-timers, is conducted at the end of the tour, where one can discover the legendary flavour of Happy Valley organic Darjeeling teas. Happy Valley teas are available in retail packs at the factory boutique for sale.
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Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
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+91 80177 00700

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Once you have visited one tea estate , all others seem the same. Anyway this small estate has a nice walk through guided tour. Would recommend this for all touristso.More

2  Thank Anshumanafsa
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Happy hello Anshuman ! Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure taking you around our estate and factory. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tasting and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the various tea making processes and the tour concluded with a nice tea tasting. I would recommend travelers take half an hour or so to visit here.More

1  Thank Brian S
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy hello Brain ! Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure taking you around our estate and factory. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tasting and the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a wonderful guide who went out of her way to provide us with lively information about the estate and the process of producing tea. we learned a lot and enjoyed the visit immensely.More

1  Thank rabz0
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy hello Rabz !! Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us. We’re so glad you liked our tour, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour at the tea estate is included a brief tea tasting as well as an explanation of the production process within the premises. Staff is very friendly. It is additionally possible to stroll through the tea garden by your own.More

1  Thank Stefan B
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy helllo Stefan !! Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us. We’re so glad you liked our tour, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit to the HV will be an experience in itself, the tea making process, the tea tasting session, tea store to buy Tea and other gift items, the scenic beauty of the garden, all mesmerising....More

1  Thank MANISHTEKRIWAL
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Happy hello Manish! Thank you for the beautiful review; it was a pleasure taking you around our estate and factory. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tasting and the...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

The factory provides a guided tour, explaining how Darjeeling tea is processed, right from which leaves to packaging.More

1  Thank bose_rima
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Happy hello Rima !! Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us. We’re so glad you liked our tour, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We went right after the agitation that happened in Darjeeling, the Happy Valley is back to work and provides amazing and very informative tours along with tea tasting and possibility to buy the different varieties. The staff is friendly and the landscapes are beautiful. It's...More

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Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Happy hello Salma ! Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure taking you around our estate and factory. You were among the first few visitors who came to us after the normalcy. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This place has amazing varieties of Darjeeling tea, which is quite different from the regular CTC tea and the kerela tea. They give you a tour of how they process tea leaves there and is quite fascinating. From regular tea to green tea to white...More

1  Thank PrabhaJain
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Happy hello Prabha !! Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us. We’re so glad you liked our tour, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

The happy valley tea estate is one of the best tea tour visit in Darjeeling . The tour with a guide is so clear and people will know all the process in tea making . They actually explain all the process involved in tea production...More

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Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Happy hello Karthik ! Thank you for the review. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tour. Here’s looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to misty...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

HOWEVER, Do not buy the tea from the factory if you want black tea, The factory shop gives you a wonderful array of their best teas for tasting. It surely is the top grade tea they produce, however what you buy behind the counter (conveniently...More

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Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Happy hello Simon ! Thank you for the candid review, it was a pleasure taking you around our estate and factory. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tasting and...More

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Sumana_Kolkata
26 April 2017|
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Response from Senior_Executive | Property representative |
Thank you for making Happy Valley Tea Estate us part of your Darjeeling itinerary. Happy Valley Tea Estate is situated approx 3 km from the heart of Darjeeling city. We would recommend you to take a cab to reach the... More
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84france25
4 December 2016|
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Response from Senior_Executive | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for making us part of your Darjeeling itinerary. In December we will not have plucking or processing, but we do show visitors the machines in running condition, as a demonstration. Looking forward to... More
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Matisse08
2 September 2016|
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Dear Matisse, We are delighted that you're visiting Darjeeling and Happy Valley Tea Estate! Tea plucking and production does happen in October, our plucking happens on a schedule and in different parts of the estate.The... More
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