In The Field: Okayti Estate, Darjeeling in India

In this blog we want to show you our pictures, taken by our staff, from across the world. This week’s subject is Okayti Estate. Okayti Estate is found In Darjeeling Region in India. It produces some of the worlds finest teas. See some of the pictures taken whilst we visited the estate.

Expansive View Across the Okayti Estate

Darjeeling Okayti

A huge range of teas is produced at Okayti, ranging from traditional first and second flush Darjeelings to white teas, green teas and even oolong teas. While we were visiting, first flush teas were being produced.

Tea Pickers Taking a Break from the Intense Sun

Okayti Estate Pickers in Sun

The estate employs 1000 permanent staff. All staff and dependants, totalling around 4000 people live on the estate, living almost entirely self sufficient lives. There are schools, hospitals, shops and markets located on the estate. Okayti Estate also boasts the oldest tea processing factory in Darjeeling, established in 1888.

Tea Pickers on the Steep Slopes of Okayti Estate

Okayti Pickers on Slope

A truly breathtaking view of the startling green tea bushes and the dramatic topography of the region.