History of Bannockburn Tea Estate
This tea garden is one of the first few tea estate that was founded during the early stages of tea plantation development in the Darjeeling subdivision. This happened in and around the 1850s.
Bannockburn Tea Estate derives its name from the battleground and hamlet in Glasgow, way back in the year 1314, where history has it that Robert Bruce, of Scotland defeated the British king, Edward II. The similarity of the terrain and conditions reminded the early Scot planter of their homeland and which found its ways by way of naming this tea estate as Bannockburn Tea Estate.
Location of Bannockburn Tea Estate
Bannockburn is located in the west of the Darjeeling town. It is surrounded by Ging Tea Estate in the north, flanked by Tukdah Tea Estate in the estate and Pandam Tea Estate in the south.
Darjeeling teas from this tea estate are grown and cultivated at an altitude between 1900ft to 5600ft covering an approximate area of 285 Hectare.
Ownership of Bannockburn Tea Estate
Bannockburn tea estate is at present a part of the Chamong Group which is family owned and professionally managed. Chamong Group’s 6th generation now owns four estates in Assam and seventeen in Darjeeling.
The Darjeeling tea gardens owned by the Chamong Group are
Chamong Tea Estate
Pussimbing Tea Estate
Lingia Tea Estate
Tumsong Tea Estate
Shree Dwarika Tea Estate
Soom Tea Estate
Nagri Farm Tea Estate
Dhajea Tea Estate
Marybong Tea Estate
Bannockburn Tea Estate
Phoobsering Tea Estate
Tukdah Tea Estate
Ging Tea Estate
Administrative address of Bannockburn Tea Estate
Chamong Tee Exports Pvt. Ltd.
2, N. C. Dutta Sarani,
5th Floor, Unit 1,
Kolkata – 700001, India
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