History of Giddapahar Tea Estate
The literal translation of the name Giddapahar means Eagle’s mountain. (Gidda=Eagle; pahar=mountain) but it is translated as Eagle’s Cliff.
This Darjeeling tea garden was established in the year 1881 and even since has been under the management and ownership of the Shaw Family. The fourth generation of the Shaw family presently manages this tea garden.
Location of Giddhapahar Tea Estate
Giddapahar tea garden is located on the gentle slopes of Kurseong valley which is at a distance of 4 kilometers from Kurseong town. IThe chinary tea bushes along with some clonal varietals in this garden are grown at an elevation from 4500 feet to 5200 feet from the sea level. The tea bushes are planted in an area of 94 hectares out of the total 115 hectares of the garden area.
Other notable Darjeeling tea gardens nearby are Castleton Tea Estate, Sivitar Tea Estate and Jogmaya Tea Estate.
Darjeeling Teas of Giddapahar Tea Estate
Giddapahar tea estate is known for its exquisite and characteristic Darjeeling teas grown from the century old china bushes. Its first flush teas from china bushes are most famous and much sought after. This tea from the spring season has a light yellowish liquor, is slightly astringent and mellow to taste, which is the characteristics of an excellent Darjeeling tea.
This garden also produces exquisite hand rolled white teas mostly from its AV2 clonal cultivars. These white teas are named as Giddapahar Clonal Tips has floral and smooth taste and are much sought after by tea lovers around the globe. On an average this tea garden produces 30,000kg of Darjeeling teas annually from its 94 hectares of cultivable land.
Certification of this Garden:
Giddapahar Tea Estate, which is located in the land of white orchid (Kurseong), is certified as a ISO:9001 and ISO:21000 company.
Ownership of Giddhapahar Tea Estate
Giddapahar tea estate is owned by the Shaw family. This garden was under administration ever since it was founded in the early days in the year 1881. It is presently run by the 4th generation of the Shaw family, by Surendra Nath Singh and his brother.
Postal Address of Giddhapahar Tea Estate
Giddhapahar Tea Estate
West Bengal – 734203
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