A combination package of a visit to the green shop, a tea factory with an option to add on a tea tasting experience followed by a tea-menu lunch at tea nest.
The shop, located in coonoor, sells organic products made by local tribes like the kurumbas. These include eucalyptus oil, ginger honey, organic spices, organic cosmetic products, wooden toys, shawls, bags etc.
The products available here are not available elsewhere and are all locally produced.
Tea factory tour
This is a quick tour of a very charming factory known as Highfield Tea Factory.
Experience Embark on an interactive tour where you get to see the entire tea making process with all the detailing that goes into it.
Tea factory timings – 9 am to 6 pm – visit the green shop before or after the factory visit.
Cost: – Rs 5.
Guests who do not have their own car/vehicle need to hire a car. Our help desk will make the necessary arrangements.
Round off the tour with the tea tasting / tea-menu with tea pairing option at teanest
Tea tasting / tea menu lunch
Experience tea, in and out of the tea cup… at tea nest
Description – This tour is all about tea and appreciating the finer nuances of the cup that cheers
Experience – This unique in-depth tea tasting session explores the myriad colours and flavours of the world’s most popular beverage. The tasting focuses on a selection of speciality teas of the nilgiris.
This is then followed by a 7 course tea menu lunch at tea nest, the tea lunch is a unique meal created by our master chefs. Every course is flavoured with some element of tea. For example, the main course in the vegetarian tea menu is tea braised spaghettetti aglio e olio – paired with frost tea
Duration – 2 hours
Cost – Tea menu lunch/dinner Rs. 683 (including taxes) per person.
Tea tasting Rs. 263 (including taxes) per person.
combo tour (including green shop, tea factory, tea tasting and tea-menu lunch)
Time Depart from the teanest at 10:00 am
Green shop 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Tea factory (Rs. 5 per person) 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Tea tasting at teanest 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Tea menu at teanest 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Total cost per person Rs. 971
Guests who do not have their own car/vehicle need to hire a car. Our executive at teanest will make the necessary arrangements (Rs 600 non a/c – 4 to a car)