Soktim Tea Estate was planted as an extension of Ilam by the Royal Army of Col. Gajraj Singh Thapa in the year 1865. Soktim Tea Estate lies at an elevation range of 1000 - 3000 ft. above mean sea level. 20% of the garden is under pure China seeds and rest remaining plants comprise of a variety of high quality clones. Soktim Tea Estate has an area of around 100 hectares and produces about 100 thousand Kg Green Tea per annum.
The high grown plantation area of this garden produces the kind of leaves that contains more color & strength which retroactively enhances the health benefits of drinking more tea that is richer in antioxidants.
The higher ground plantation planted as an extension of Ilam Tea Estate produces the best quality of Green Tea.