The Himalayas have long been the source of inspiration, purity, rejuvenation, and so much more. These majestic mountains are indeed responsible for transforming many people who visit there every year. Dharamsala, India’s home for peace seekers also boasts itself to be the Dalai Lama’s home. The lesser known fact about Himalaya’s is that it also happens to be the grower of one of the most tasty tea leaves.
Kangra, situated in Dharamsala happens to be the lesser known, yet the grower of tasteful tea leaves. The tea estates of Kangra have only recently caught the global limelight. Picturesque estates here boasts of rich loamy soil, aided by a cool climate and abundant rainfall. Kangra produces some of the most exquisite varieties of black and green teas.
Kangra tea production began in mid-19th century and turned out to be successful. The Kangra tea began a superior quality tea as compared to teas from other places. It sold out the most in Kabul and Central Asia. The tea also received gold and silver medals at International conventions held in London and Amsterdam.
However an earthquake caused destruction of factories and closure of tea estates. Kangra has some exceptional plantations of India that harvest both chinary as well as hybrid chinary and clonal varieties of tea bushes. 90 percent of the region is known for growing the orthodox variety of black tea, but few gardens also produce high-quality green teas.
The Temi Tea Garden is a Government of Sikkim undertaking, established in the year 1969. It is located in South Sikkim region of the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. This is the only tea garden in operation in the state of Sikkim. The teas produced here are well-known for their rich aroma and delicate taste.
Since 2005, tea production in Temi estate has been switched to ‘Organic Method’ as per the guidelines issued by the Institute of Marketology (IMO) of Switzerland. The tea garden is best regarded for producing Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1 (TGOFP1) grade tea. The estate also produces Orthodox Dust.
In Dharamsala and in the surrounds of Palampur, the famous green leaf tea and premium tea along with the many aromas of Black tea, Oolong tea, Herbal tea and flowery Jasmine tea, the industry flourished under caring expert hands of the local community. With the arrival of the Dalai Lama of Tibet in 1960 in Dharamshala, the delicate fragnance of Himalayan Tea leaves blended with Tibetan tea culture. Enjoy the essence of evening tea parties with Himalayan flavors from India.
The tea saga of the Himalayan Kangra Valley, the green leaf and premium tea flavors are developed in the ancient tradition of hand-picked Indian Herbal Tea, which requires utmost attention and care. From Tea Bags to Teapot Brews an excellent collection for your Cuppa Tea!
Health Benefits of Kangra Green Tea
Kangra Green Tea is naturally rich antioxidant which helps one in staying physically fit and energized. It helps in preventing many diseases diabetes, blood pressure and cancer. Consumption of Kangra green tea is a great beginning for increasing your metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories. It also helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.It works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks. It reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol. Regular consumption of Kangra green tea helps reduce the risk of high blood pressure. They help in reducing and the signs of aging. This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
How to make a perfect cup of Kangra green tea?
Add one teaspoonful of Kangra Green Tea for every cup, into a teapot. Bring fresh water to a boil and allow it to cool for a minute. Kangra Green Tea is best infused with water at 800 degree Centigrade.
Pour the water into the teapot and brew for 2 minutes. Strain and serve into cups.
For your tastebuds, sweeten it with a dash of honey or sugar as you please or add lemon to get tangy joy. Don’t forget to check out our latest collection of teas.
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3 Replies to “From The Gardens of Kangra!”
sound like you know what you?re talking about! Thanks
Sumit Sharma (Pune)-I had diagnosed with PCOD hormonal Problem and I am drinking Kangra green ginger tea from lat one and half year and I got the very good results it is very pure and very good in taste also.
Tea brewed with water at 800 degree centigrade???
You are right, they surely know what they are talking about !!