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Tea is an Emotion

Assorted Tea Blends

from the heart of Bengal, Luxmi Group)

Across ages tea has been the one to maintain relations – new relations have been built over “Ek Cup Chai” – A cup of tea has been instrumental in creating lot of positivity and optimism in the lives of people.


This tea from is from the heritage Makaibari estate in Darjeeling and is a favourite of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It was gifted to her by the honourable Prime Minister of India on his visit to Buckingham Palace in 2015. The uniqueness of this tea is in its creation – it is grown bio-dynamically – surrounded by forests that feed its flavour. It is then plucked ceremonially, to the tune of a cosmic calendar, dictated by the rhythms of the sun and the moon.

Tasting Notes: Fresh, delicate, floral, astringent with hints of peach

Strength: Mild  


The ‘Silverback Blend’ gets its name from the majestic Silverback Gorillas found in the prehistoric Nyungwe forest in Rwanda. The Gisovu and Pfunda estates border this pristine forest which is also an hour’s drive from the source of the ancient river Nile. Our teas are grown in three estates in the Western Province of Rwanda, also known as ‘the land of a thousand hills.’ Gisovu grows tea at elevations of 8100 feet, making them some of the highest grown teas in the world, while Pfunda grows its tea lower down in the wetlands.

This golden buttery brew is the long-lasting taste of Rwandan Highlands and some of the finest tea in Africa.

Tasting Notes: Rich, buttery, nutty & with hints of red currant

Strength: Moderate       


This blend honors Gordon Smith, Chairman of the historic Moran Tea Company. This blend is a tribute to the Smiths’ legacy since 1864. The Moran Estate is part of the Moran circle – a group of ten or so tea estates including, Sepon, Dirai, Attabarie and Lepetkatta- which make the strongest Assam teas, prized around the world. The plantations grow quality-clones and the Broadleaf Assam Jat, giving it a distinct ‘malty’ character.

This blend is a selection of finely plucked and orthodox processed long leaf tea, giving you a dark and aromatic cup.

Tasting Notes:  Bold, malty, sweet caramel with hints of chocolate

Strength: Fairly Strong           Price: 250 gm for 300 INR


This strong Narayanpur tea has found favour among Jodhpur royalty and discerning chai drinkers across the country. This full-bodied Assam tea from the Tezpur valley is rich in tannins and antioxidants. The tea is produced in fields of Assam-Broadleaf, fed by the mighty Brahmaputra river. The bountiful estate produces 2 million kilos of tea annually and every ounce is forward booked ahead of the cup.


It is Rajasthan’s favourite strong chai – a royal connection that has lasted decades.

Tasting Notes:  Bright, full-bodied, strong with a smooth nutty finish

Strength: Strong     


The produce of this Victorian-era estate in Assam is blended with aromatic Indian spices from Kerala to form a fusion of traditions. A bright brisk liquor with the typical body of Assam tea and distinct taste notes of pepper, ginger and cinnamon. The blend is an ode to the humble ginger and long conversations savoured over endless cups of tea.

Either way, whether ginger or a gathering – tea is its perfect accompaniment.

Tasting Notes: Aromatic, bright, robust, spicy & zesty

Strength: Fairly strong   Price: 250 gm for 300 INR


This green tea from the Himalayas finds devoted connoisseurs in Japan, even though the country itself produces some of the finest green teas in the world. Its unique balance of sweetness and astringency with notes of fresh corn, make it a favourite amongst tea drinkers in Tokyo. The iconic Makaibari estate in Darjeeling produces exceptional green tea. Select leaves are plucked from chosen tea bushes between June to November and delicately processed with no oxidation. The emerald green dry leaves with flecks of white tips are rich in antioxidants, and possess strong revitalizing properties.

The cup is a taste of the surrounding forest on dewy mornings – a clear brew which is fresh and lively on the palate.

Tasting Notes:Delicate & fresh, earthy with hints of rice, corn

Strength: Light


Kenduguri is synonymous with green tea, so much so that even the produce from other estates is referred to by the locals in Punjab as Kenduguri. The estate owes its cult status to the father-son duo Raja Singh & Kalyan Singh who under the patronage of the British governor in the province helped cement the popularity of the tea. It is still widely loved by connoisseurs in the region. This tea is a blend with well twisted dark green whole leaves with white tips- from the historic upper Assam estate of Kenduguri. The estate has been producing green tea for more than a century. This pale olive cup is light and layered, with different notes that can be savoured over multiple brewing

Tasting Notes: Rich, Layered, Vegetal, hints of Rice & Green Berry

Strength: Moderate

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Estate photographs





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