Guided Tea Factory and Garden Tours, Tea Tasting Sessions, Tea Picnics and More!
Over the past several decades, hundreds of thousands of tea lovers, students, families, backpackers, yogis, Buddhist monks, Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities, and tourists from all over the world have come and visited our tea gardens and factory.
We are proud and honoured to be showcasing the rich legacy of Kangra and Dharamsala, and hope that you will take out time during your trip to Dharamsala and the neighbouring regions to come experience this aspect of life in Dharamsala.
To help you truly experience tea in the region, we offer guided tea factory tours, tea garden tours, tea picnics, tea tasting sessions and bespoke tea blending sessions as well.
How to Book:
These guided tours or tasting/ blending sessions need to be booked in advance by:
- Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Calling us at +91-1892-293090, or
- Call or Whatsapp our Tea Tours Coordinator at +91 88948-93823.
All details, such as any costs, availability of time slots, etc., will be communicated to you at the time of booking.
GUIDED FACTORY TOURS
The guided factory tour will be led by one of our tea specialists. Guests will be taken through the entire process of tea manufacturing. Guests will see first hand how freshly plucked tea leaves are brought in from the tea gardens and how they are transformed into beautiful, aromatic orthodox whole leaf tea. By the end of the tour, you will have understood the basic tea-making process, starting with plucking or harvest, withering, fermentation, sorting and grading.
Duration: 15 - 30 mins
Timing: Tours are conducted between 11:00am and 4:00pm. All days of the week, except Sunday.
TEA GARDENS TOUR
In addition to the Guided Factory Tour, guests will be taken to one of the tea gardens where they will learn about the history of tea in the Kangra region, how tea is grown and plucked, and the differences between teas growing in the various regions of India. The tea garden tour is an excellent opportunity to soak in the beautiful panoramic views of the Dholadhar Mountains and the Kangra Valley. The tea gardens tour also presents several wonderful opportunities for memorable photos of the guests, including photos with tea plucking baskets. This tour is wonderful for bird watchers as well, as you can often sight various species of birds that Kangra is known for. Gazing out across the endless rows of tea bushes, with misty mountains and valleys in the background, is definitely one of the most romantic parts of visiting Dharmsala.
Duration: 60 minutes
Timing: Tea Garden tours have to be booked in advance, and will usually be conducted either between 11:00am - 12noon or 3:00 - 4:00pm.
TEA TASTING SESSIONS
Like many other good things in life, tea is best tasted fresh! Our tea tasting sessions consist of a special session with our Tea Master and experienced tea makers who will lay out a range of freshly brewed teas for you to taste. You will be walked through the nuances of how to taste tea, how to identify differences in flavours, how to brew different teas, and why teas from different regions and even different seasons taste different. By the end of the tea tasting sessions, you will not just have tasted some exquisite teas, you will also better appreciate the teas you drink and determine what teas you prefer and why.
Duration: 60 minutes
Timing: Tea Tasting Sessions have to be booked in advance, and will usually be conducted either between 10:00am - 12noon or between 2:00 - 4:00pm.
BESPOKE TEA BLENDING SESSIONS
If you are a herbalist, a tea connoisseur or just love experimenting with something new, try our bespoke tea blending sessions. These sessions will entail you getting first hand experience of blending teas or various herbs/spices together to create your own special blend. These blending sessions are led by our Tea Master and specialist tea blenders, who will show you the art and science of blending different ingredients and teas to create signature blends. This is an extremely educational but also fun activity for small groups to try.
Duration: 60 minutes
Timing: Tea Blending Sessions have to be booked in advance, and will usually be conducted either between 10:00am - 12noon or between 2:00 - 4:00pm.
Usually only offered to small groups of a maximum of 4-6 people.
BESPOKE TEA PICNICS
For couples or small groups, we can also organize bespoke tea picnics. Spread over a leisurely couple of hours, guests will be taken to a scenic spot set amongst the tea gardens. Guests can indulge in a relaxing picnic while the views of the lush tea gardens, the Dholadhar mountains, the Kangra Valley, beautiful mountains streams and fruit orchards.
Duration: 120 - 180 minutes
Timing: Tea Picnics have to be booked in advance, and will usually be conducted either between 10:00am - 1pm or between 2:00 - 5:00pm.
How to Book All Tours or Sessions:
All these guided tours or tasting/ blending sessions need to be booked in advance by emailing us at email@example.com or calling us at +91-1892-226548. All details, such as any costs, availability of time slots, etc., will be communicated to you at the time of booking.