Dorje believes in working intimately with our partners to imagine a new sustainable reality for Darjeeling. Selim Hill is the garden that has agreed to our experiment.
Located at 4000 ft above sea level, Selim Hill is one of the 87 tea gardens of Darjeeling. It was first planted by the Englishman Henry Selim in 1871, and it borders the town of Kurseong. Selim Hill is the first Darjeeling garden that has agreed to participate in our subscription model.
Spanning over 1,000 acres, half of the garden area is covered by the Selim Hill Forest, which is home to hundreds of different species of birds, including the great Indian hornbill, animals like leopards, barking deers, and elephants, and different species of spiders and snakes.
The spiritual life of the forest is captured in Selim Hill’s teas.
Selim Hill’s products are 100% organic.
It is certified by the USDA Organic, as well as the Rainforest Alliance for its commitment to the environment and sustainability.
The Selim Hill Collective was created by the trustees of the tea estate, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Rajah Banerjee. The purpose of the Collective is to reimagine the space of the tea estate, by moving away from the model of commercially exploited plantations to that of an inclusive and naturally holistic garden.
We are completely based out of Selim Hill. We pack and dispatch from the heritage factory at the garden itself. If you would like to keep up with the latest about the daily life at Selim Hill Tea Estate, you can follow us on our social media handles or subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast with our blogs!