A great quality Darjeeling tea. Tukdah estate nestled high in the hills below the soaring majesty of the Himalayas is one of the shimmering jewels in the Darjeeling crown. The 557-hectare estate clings to the steep banks of the Teesta river valley downstream from Sikkim. It goes without saying that this corner of the globe is home to some of the most beautiful and arduous terrain on planet Earth. Even by Himalayan standards, the Teesta valley receives incredible amounts of rainfall. This comes in the form of great monsoons that wash across the landscape like a vast barrel being emptied from heaven. Accompanying the rain are great bolts of lightning that shake the hillsides like a passing elephant herd. Interestingly. Monsoon soon rains appear during the first flush a period of peak seasonal quality. The rain ensures that estate's soil remains sufficiently wet for cultivating tea while the steep hillsides ensure that all rootstock is kept perfectly drained.