Mid-19th century, during the Opium Wars the fate of Indian Tea was decided. In 1838, the first batch of Indian tea was shipped to England and in January, 1839 it was auctioned at India House, London. And since then because of its close proximity to Assam and Darjeeling, Kolkata has become the Mecca for tea lovers.
Our Team Heritage Tour lets you experience the century old communion between Kolkata and its “chaa”. We begin with a visit to the hustling wholesale tea markets and then straight to the 150 years old auction house, selling more than 200 million kgs of tea each year, making it the largest and oldest existing tea auctioneer in the world.
Next few stops - the famous chaiwallas around the city, each unique in its own style, quality and price. The tour being conducted by experienced tea sommeliers - Tathagata and Souvik the homeboys will make you delve deep into the local tea culture and help you experience tea like never before.
KOLKATA CHA BAZAAR
BALWANT’S EATING HOUSE
RUSSEL TEA JOINT
ECOPARK GOLF ARENA TEA LOUNGE
KOLKATA TEA GARDEN