An Exotic Evening in Nathmull’s Tea Room

What do you expect when you visit Darjeeling? A snow capped mountain or a lip smacking hot tea? Well, when you visit Darjeeling you just cannot choose one between these two options. Both are equally tempting for tourists. Darjeeling, as it is already known is famous for its tea gardens and the different flavors of tea. When I visited Darjeeling last year I didn’t miss a chance to visit a tea room. This article exclusively deals with one of the most famous tea rooms of Darjeeling, The Nathmull’s Tea Room. Let us find out what is so interesting about this special tea junction that attracts many since years.

Outside the Nathmull's Tea Room


As soon as I reached Darjeeling I got to know some interesting facts about tea. In 1841, Dr. Campbell, the first superintendent of Darjeeling managed to plant some Chinese seeds in his bungalow garden. It is believed that it is from then since tea was invented. Slowly after the huge success of Dr. Campbell’s experiment, Darjeeling Government provided with lands where entrepreneurs got a chance to start up their own tea plantation business. Darjeeling’s climatic condition was so favorable for tea plantation that slowly this became the main source of income for the people of Darjeeling.

When I wanted to know about the history behind this famous tea room of Darjeeling I visited the Nathmull’s Tea Room one evening. I ordered a cup of Masala Tea and started looking for information. I came to know that this company was founded by Mr. Nathmull Sarda in the year 1931. He originated from Rajasthan and took interest in tea market. His next generation also found interest in this business and his son Mr. Nandlall Sarda later started marketing his company.

Tea at Nathmull’s Tea RoomHe started with supplying to tea buyers of Calcutta and later he ended up putting a retail shop on Laden La Road in Darjeeling.

After the sudden death of Mr. Nandlall Sarda his son Mr. Vijay Sarda started looking after this shop.

He gradually grew his business and today Nathmull’s Tea Room is the most famous tea junction of Darjeeling.

Darjeeling is famous for manufacturing tea and nearly all tea rooms located in Darjeeling involve in manufacturing their own tea and they also maintain their own tea garden. Without manufacturing the best quality of tea it is not possible to deliver the lip smacking tea. The main steps involved in producing tea are plucking, weighment, withering, rolling, fermentation, firing, sorting, and packing. These are the most important steps that are involved with tea manufacturing.

Inside the Nathmull’s Tea Room
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I visited the main store that resides in Laden-La Road, Darjeeling. The landmark of this store is the State Bank of India which is just opposite to it. The landmark makes it more identifiable. This is the oldest tea shop in Darjeeling. This shop specializes in Darjeeling Tea. Black Teas are a famous collection of this store. Apart from Black Teas they have a huge collection of White and Green Teas. The new showroom of Nathmull stands in Chowrasta since 2009.

This shop mainly deals with tea and other tea accessories. Along with all these, this shop is attached to a Tea Bar which is also known as “The Sunset Lounge”. This place is a good hangout place for people of Darjeeling and is also a tourist destination. As I was enjoying the tea it was time for sunset and I enjoyed the amazing sunset view from the lounge itself. Along with some vegetarian snacks, this lounge offers a wide variety of different flavors of Tea.

There are many types of teas that are available in Nathmull’s tea stores though I didn’t get much time t taste all of them. The different teas provide with different flavors and each one has its own unique feature. Darjeeling Tea is the most attractive item of this shop. Teas grown in the hills of Darjeeling are famous worldwide for its taste and smell. This is undoubtedly the best Tea that is produced in India. Other than Darjeeling Tea, teas grown in the Northern part of India, Assam Tea is also a famous attraction of this store. The other famous items of this shop are Nilgiri Tea, Green Tea and Doars areas Tea.

Nathmull's Tea Room in Darjeeling


Not just a refreshing beverage, tea is also an extremely healthy drink.  Nowadays tea is considered to be one of the healthiest beverages. It contains anti oxidant which helps to fight against health issues like diabetes, cataract and even cancer. Doctors suggest that drinking tea for 5-6 times a day decreases the level of cholesterol in your body. Tea contains a huge amount of caffeine and hence it helps to improve the intellectual capability of a person. Tea also contains minerals that make your skin elastic. Since I am health conscience tea keeps me healthy. 

I totally relished my memories inside Nathmull’s Tea Room and hope even you do that. This article will make sure that after reading this you end up paying a visit to this famous tea room of Darjeeling. You just cannot miss the awesome items available in this store.  Any other suggestions regarding Nathmull’s Tea Room in Darjeeling is highly appreciable. Enjoy the exotic flavors of Darjeeling tea in this exciting tea destination of Darjeeling.

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    Vishal from Dhatrigram 1593 Days ago

    nice article and thanks for giving the information aboutthe best tea shop in darjeeling town.

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