Orange Valley & BloomField Tea Estate (Bio Organic)

Orange Valley Tea Estate is situated on top of the blue mountain near the Darjeeling town. It offers world's most exclusive and unique flavoured tea which is naturally processed.

Sprawling over an area of 347.26 Hectares with an annual production of 1,10,000 kg has been planted by the British.

Orange Valley Tea Estate is a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) & certified as BIO-ORGANIC & Naturland Fair Trade, RAINFOREST ALLIANCE, UTZ and ETP.

Why Phuguri is renowned for its fine quality teas?

Our decades of experience have taught us to harvest the leaf at the right stage (because even a delay of one day could hamper the tea quality) and identify the optimum time in which the best character of the bush is fully expressed.

We take special care during the storage and transportation of the harvested green leaves as they are extremely tender and can easily be damaged by improper handling, bacteria and heat.

A final prepack backing is also done to remove excess moisture present in the tea leaves which significantly enhances shelf life and encourages the tea flavour to mature over a period of time as in the case of fine wines.

Moreover, in order to maintain the final product as "authentic" as possible, we still use the original old machines which cost more to run but preserves the original Darjeeling character better

OUR CERTIFICATES

China and Muscatel

Consequently the Orange Valley & Bloomfield Tea Estate remains unmatched in the production of "China and Muscatel" teas in Darjeeling district which has become a fascination amongst the tea lovers across the globe.

QUALITY AND ITS SEASONS

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Highlights

  • The garden is North East facing with gentle hill slopes.
  • The garden ranges from 3500 - 6000 ft. above sea level.
  • There is ample amount of rainfall throughout the year.
  • The factory is well equipped to ensure that the inherent quality present in the leaf is retained.
  • The advent of winter leads to a period of dormancy between December to February which results in concentrated flavour of 1st and 2nd Flush between March to June every year.
  • The local weather is very suitable for the garden as it has a cool temperature, generous rainfall and cloudy sky broken by bright sunshine at regular intervals. As a result, the factors combined help in maintaining the fine fragrance of the tea produced.
  • The old plantation is replaced by new ones to an extent of 2% every year.
  • The estate is HACCP certified.