Map of Sikkim, India

Sikkim, India

Wikipedia: Sikkim | Official Government Website: www.sikkim.gov.in 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2014 

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About Sikkim, India | Styles of Tea Produced in Sikkim, India | Best (Top-Rated) Sikkim Teas

About Sikkim, India

A tea garden with mountains in the background and white clouds in a blue sky, and overhanging trees
Temi estate, a famous tea garden in South Sikkim. Photo courtesy of Vikramjit Kakati, Licensed Under CC BY-SA 3.0
Sikkim is a state in India, just north of the Darjeeling district. Sikkim is hilly and mountainous, and contains the third-highest peak in the world, Kangchenjunga, part of the Himalayan mountains.

The elevation in Sikkim starts at just under 1000 feet, but is mostly higher. The ecosystems in Sikkim range from subtropical forests at the lower elevations to tundra at the highest. The diversity of altitudes corresponds to a diversity of plants and animals, making Sikkim an ecological hot-spot.

Sikkim is an important agricultural region, and produces tea as well as other crops. It is not nearly as well-known in the world of tea as other regions of India such as Darjeeling or Assam, but it is still an important region, and produces some highly desirable teas. The climate in Sikkim is very similar to that in Darjeeling, and Sikkim produces teas with a Darjeeling-like character. Sikkim produces exclusively or almost exclusively black tea, in contrast to other neighboring regions which have begun dabbling in green, white, and oolong teas.

Sikkim is also a major producer of cardamom, a spice that is commonly used in Masala chai.

Styles of Tea Produced in Sikkim, India

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Sikkim, India.

Best Sikkim Teas

The notion of the "best" Sikkim teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Sikkim, India, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush Black Tea

Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush Black Tea

Brand:Republic of Tea
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
80
4 Ratings
Picture of Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush

Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush

Brand:Rare Tea Republic
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of TS64: Temi Estate FTGFOP1 Cl. (SK-2)

TS64: Temi Estate FTGFOP1 Cl. (SK-2)

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of TS26: Temi Estate TGBOP (SK-10)

TS26: Temi Estate TGBOP (SK-10)

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Sikkim Teas

Picture of Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush Black Tea

Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush Black Tea

Brand:Republic of Tea
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
80
4 Ratings

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