Darjeeling tea has been regarded as the champagne of tea for its Muscatel flavour, which cannot be replicated anywhere in the world. Assam tea is globally reputed for its full bodied, deep-amber liquor with a brisk, strong and malty taste. Nilgiri tea has its own unique character - it leaves a creamy taste in the mouth with notes of dusk flowers.
With mystical beginnings in the 17th century, Indian coffees are appreciated globally - both for their unique taste characteristics and for the environment friendly practices that the country's coffee planters have persisted with over time. Intercropping with different types of spices provides interesting subtleties to these coffees that have won them widespread acclaim.
Spices from India have been the soul of global cuisine since time immemorial. Indians have been well versed with growing spices and also with their culinary and medicinal applications much before the rest of the world. The lure of these spices has led to historic explorations, wars and conquests and the country continues to retain its stature as the Spice Bowl of the World.
India is home to several rich and exquisite varieties of teas, coffees and spices, which have captivated, mesmerised and enthralled the world for centuries. While nature's bounty has played a critical role to fuel India's prominence in these sectors, the country owes immensely to the distinguished legacy of diligence and enterprise by its farmers across generations. Furthermore, whether you are a connoisseur of these products, a history buff, an environment lover, a writer in search of inspiration or simply an adventurous tourist; tea, coffee and spice plantations across India offer several enriching and enchanting experiences that are certain to stay with you for a life time.