The Ilam Tea Garden is a plantation that was the offspring of Chinese tea seeds straight from the Emperor's court in China gifted to Nepal's First Prime Minister Jung Bahadur Rana. The seeds were planted in 1863.
Ilam Tea Estate is geographically situated at an altitudinal level ranging from 4500-5000 ft. above sea level.
The lush greenery of the tea gardens is based on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas & is physically connected to the Darjeeling hills of India where just a few kilometers across the border one could view the tea gardens of Darjeeling District. Ilam & Darjeeling enjoy the same topography where the soil & climates are similar, and highly suitable for the cultivation & production of superior quality premium tea. "Ilam Tea" today has become a household brand & has created a niche for itself in tea markets throughout the world. The Ilam brand of tea known for its flavors & briskness is under the supervision & ownership of the Triveni Group.
The first tea estate planted in Nepal in the year 1863 offers one of the world's best orthodox leaf teas from above 5000 ft.