5 Best Tea Boutiques to Visit in Sikkim

Tea Boutiques In Sikkim
by Pratyusha Jana 627

Winter is coming! And if you’re a mountain-lover, it is the best time to visit your favourite hill station. You’re sure to get the best peek of the majestic snow-capped peaks. We know that the cold can be a bit of trouble. But, not really bothersome if you’re sitting in one of the serene tea boutiques, sipping some hot and flavourful tea and reading your favourite thriller.

The whole world swears by Darjeeling and Makaibari tea. The Eastern Himalaya, apart from its breathtaking view, is internationally acclaimed for its subtle yet refreshing tea flavours. If tea and mountains are your thing, we have some exciting recos for you.

a representative image of a tea garden in sikkim

A Sikkimese Tea Garden (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Here’s a list of five tea boutiques you must visit on your next trip to Sikkim.

1. Golden Tips Tea


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Established in 1933, Golden Tips Tea has a wide range of tea flavours available. Green, Black, White, Darjeeling, Assam: whatever your taste, they have it all. Moreover, they have two shops in Sikkim.

Where: 1st Floor, M.G. Marg, near Gandhi Statue, Gangtok – 737101, Sikkim, India

Sonam Tshering Marg, Kazi Road, Gangtok – 737101, Sikkim, India

When: Mon-Sun, 10.30 AM to 10 PM.

Cost: INR 500 for two

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2. Tea Circle


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Along with various tea options to choose from, they also have cute accessories to accentuate your tea-drinking experience. You can also try their range of cakes and cookies. Tea, cakes and cookies—British royal feels, anyone?

Where: Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

When: Mon-Sun, 9 AM to 8.30 PM.

Cost: INR 400 for two

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3. Chai Chun


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This shop has a diverse range of tea available. They have classifications based on packaging, region, season and type.

Where: 1st Floor, MG Marg, Arithang, Opp Axis Bank, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

When: Mon-Sun, 9 AM to 9.30 PM.

Cost: INR 200 for two

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4. Golden Tea Company

This market area has most of the tea boutiques mentioned in this article.

MG Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Besides Sikkim, this tea business also has its set up in Kolkata. With a successful distribution network, this tea shop sells all sorts of tea. Sadly, they do not yet have a tea-drinking corner. But if you’re looking to buy tea as souvenir of your trip and to gift your loved ones, this is a must-visit.

Where: Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

When: Mon-Sun, 8 AM to 9 PM.

Cost: INR 200

Also Read: How To Plan A Budget Trip To Sikkim? Here’s A guide.

5. The Local Cafe


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Not just tea, this shop has coffee and some exciting Tibetan food as well. Slurp some hot thukpa and momo while enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains. Hot food and drinks is at the core of a refreshing mountain trip.

Where: New Market, MG Road, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

When: Mon-Sun, 8.30 AM to 8.30 PM.

Cost: INR 600 for two

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Do let us know which one you liked the best!

Cover Image Courtesy: Tea Circle and The Local Cafe