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Northeastern Tea Experience

Guwahati, India

Experience hosted by Jayant

90 mins
Includes food
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We would start with a brief introduction of tea, some local stories and unknown tidbits on the journey of tea in Northeast India. Moving on, we would draw from our collection of top grade and some relatively unknown selection of tea, the samples for tasting.
The experience would happen in three stages:
1. The Raw Tea
2. The Infused Leaves
3. The Cup of Tea

Number of Tea: We are flexible, but a template (approx: 7 Cups) would be a mix of CTC, Black Tea & Green Tea, with origins from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Manipur & Meghalaya to choose from.

We end with a cup of tea with cookies and a few samples.
Other things to note
This is a tasting session where we experience cups of tea and share our views on tea, stories and much more. This experience needs just someone interested in tea. No expertise is required.
We are open to adjusting time and group size as per guest needs. Do drop a message.
We would start with a brief introduction of tea, some local stories and unknown tidbits on the journey of tea in Northeast India. Moving on, we would draw from our collection of top grade and some relatively unknown selection of tea, the samples for tasting.
The experience would happen in three stages:
1. The Raw Tea
2. The Infused Leaves
3. The Cup of Tea

Number of Tea: We are flexible, but a template (approx:…

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What's included

  • Food
    At the end we would offer some cookies and a cup of tea.
From $14
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jayant

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Coming from 2nd Generation of Tea Entrepreneurs, I have been intrigued by tea since childhood. I have travelled to various Tea Estates in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Darjeeling, learning about the process of manufacturing the tea,the nuances and details missed out by the everyday seller. Have bought some of India's Award Winning & Most Expensive Tea in the past two years. I am still a student and seek to learn because in Tea there's never a stop, we learn from every person who taste's with us.
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Where you'll be

We will conduct the tasting at our shopfront & in the tiny back office of the small shop that me & my dad operate in Fancy Bazar, the busy commercial hub of Guwahati. The area is in the core business district and easily accessible by Public Transport!!

2 reviews

Hemal
February 2020
This tea tasting experience was both fun and informative. Jayant is a consummate professional who has a deep and rich understanding of his area of expertise. Even though we arrived early Jayant made time for us and was a hospitable host. He began the experience by showing and discussing approximately 13 different tea varieties. We learnt how to smell tea leaves, what to look for in good quality tea, how to appraise them from their size/shape/colour, etc. We also discussed our favourite types of tea and, from that discussion, Jayant helped us choose 7 teas for the tasting. In the second half of the experience Jayant brewed the teas and talked us through the colours, aromas and tastes of each one. He even showed us how experts and trade professionals taste and gauge teas. (The experience was similar to a wine tasting, as you taste and discuss each one). We were so happy with the experience and the teas we tasted that we ended up buying some to bring back home, but at no stage did Jayant suggest or pressure us into buying. I would recommend this experience to any one who loves teas or appreciates the craftsmanship and rich history of tea. Thanks Jayant.
This tea tasting experience was both fun and informative. Jayant is a consummate professional who has a deep and rich understanding of his area of expertise. Even though we arrive…
Fabian
December 2019
Jayant is an absolut professional when it comes to tea! He explained a lot about the plants and the leaves, the processing and about the different tastes without ever getting boring or too dry. But most important it was an interactive experience, he always asked me a lot about my opinion and we had nice talks. I could choose from different delicious tea types which I want to try. After all he had an answer to all my questions and showed me new techniques to smell the raw leaves and taste the tea better. An amazing experience and a must for every tea lover who wants to dive into the northeast varieties!
Jayant is an absolut professional when it comes to tea! He explained a lot about the plants and the leaves, the processing and about the different tastes without ever getting borin…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.