Nathmulls: The world of tea
Probably the oldest tea shop in Darjeeling (est. 1931). There are only two outlets - the old store at Laden La road, and a newer one in Chowrasta. The latter has a tea lounge, offering tea tasting (a choice of 6 kinds of teas for Rs.400, for 2 people) and pastries; WiFi is also available here. The lounge faces the west, allowing sunset viewing while enjoying a cup of Darjeeling tea.
What to buy: Darjeeling tea of course!
What to pay: Teas range from Rs. 60 to Rs. 2000++ per 100 grams
all around the town any where !: Woolen sweaters hand made.
This is not like a store, it is on the raod side ,and here the hand made sweaters for women and men are manufactured by the local woman or girls..
What to buy: we can bargain and buy the good quality sweaters for protecting from winter season cold air.
What to pay: Bargain by half the price they asked for ..!
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tea all the way
What to buy: Darjeeling Tea is widely and universally acknowledged to be the finest tea, because its flavour is so unique that it cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. It has no equal. Grown in a romantic and mystical mountainous region of Darjeeling at an elevation of 750-2000 meter, the tea is imbued with an incomparable charisma and quality. Grown incentury old tea gardens, these tea bushes are natured by intermittent rainfall, sunshine and moisture laden mellow mists. The soil is rich and the hilly terrain provides natural drainage for the generous rainfall the district receives. Even the tea placers, well aware of the status their produce enjoys throughout the world, Pick only the finest two leaf and the bud to enhance the unique flavor which has been described as 'Muscatel'. It would not be an overstatement to say that Darjeeling Tea is by far the finest and most sought after Tea in the world.The flavors of Darjeeling Tea differs from season to season. According to the plucking period, the season can be categorised as under:- Easter Flush (March-April): It arrives just after the dormant Winter months. The leaves are tender and very light green appearance. The liquor too is light ,clear, bright and imparts a pleasant brisk flavor. Spring Flush (May-June) : This Flush is famed for its prominent quality. The leaf has a purplish bloom. The liquor is more round, mellow and with more color (amber) and has a slightly fruity flavour. It is during this period that the famous "Muscatel" flavor becomes pronounced. Summer Flush (July -September): During this period the nature of the liquid changes, becoming stronger, yet retaining the brightness and character that Darjeeling is known for.
Autumn Flush (October-November): The Tea during this period has a light coppery tinge and liquors have a delicate character. Winter Months (December-February): Dormant period with no production.
The Champagne of Teas
What to buy: Darjeeling tea is considered the best in the world and that is why Darjeeling tea is nicknamed “The Champagne of Teas.” Watch out because the amount of tea sold as Darjeeling tea worldwide every year exceeds 40,000 tons, while the annual tea production of Darjeeling itself is only 10,000 tons. One of the measures taken by the Tea Board of India to protect Darjeeling tea was this “Darjeeling" logo.
Nathmull's Tea Room: Buy tea
We got great service here in 2005. He warmed the tea with his breath and hands and we could smell the fragrance of many different types of tea before we desided what to buy.
What to buy: Tea
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