Balasun Tea Estate
History of Balasun Tea Estate
This plantation was established in 1871 by M/s Devenport & Company Ltd. The original name of the Garden was Nahore Balasun taken from the Lepcha dialect. It was renamed as Balasun only based on a name of a river flowing southwards at lower area of garden. During 1963 this property was taken over by M/s Darjeeling Consolidated Tea Company Ltd. (Bajoria Group). The garden was managed till February 2005 when Jayshree Tea & Industries Ltd. took over the management of this property. The garden is maintained and managed still by the same company.
Location of Balasun Tea Estate :
Balasun Tea Estate is located at about 65-70kms from Bagdogra Airport, under Kurseong Sub division of Darjeeling Hill district, situated 7 km below NH – 55A originating from Siliguri towards Darjeeling near tiny hamlet of SONADA town. It is flanked by Moondakotee Tea Estate in the North, Margaret’s Hope Tea Estate in the East, Nagari Farm in the West and Ambootia Tea Garden in the South. The area under cultivation is roughly between 350 meters to 1400 meters.
Ownership of Balasun Tea Estate:
The ownership of Balasun Tea Estate falls under the Jayshree Tea Group. But before the Jayshree group took over in the year 2005, it belonged to Darjeeling Consolidated Tea Company Limited, which in turn became the owner of this tea estate in the year 1963.
About Darjeeling Tea from Balasun Tea Estate:
The Darjeeling teas from Balasun had fuller body with Muscatel characteristics.
Other Agriculatural products from the regions of Balasun Tea Estate are oranges, ginger, cardamom, and others.
Balasun Tea Estate is certified as HACCP by the SGS India Pvt. Ltd. Apart from this, a certification for Fair Trade awaited.
Contact persons of Balasun Tea Estate
Mr. Anil Kr. Jha, Superintendent
Mr. Ajit Rai, Manager
Postal Address of Balasun Tea Estate
Balasun Tea Estate
P.O: Sonada, Pin – 734219 , Dist.: Darjeeling , West Bengal, INDIA.
Administrative Address of Balasun Tea Estate
Jay Shree Tea & Industries Ltd.
Industry House, 15th Floor, 10,Camac Street, Kolkata-700 017, India.