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Thurbo is believed to derive its name from the word "Tombu" which means tent in the local language. Situated in the idyllic Mirik region, very close to the Nepalese border the garden enjoys panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga and is laced with rivers and rivulets. The weather in the garden is usually cold with little sunshine for a few months in the year. The indigenous clonal teas have unique character; this combined with other 'jats' like P316 & AV2 grow matchless autumnal teas. Thurbo teas are imbued with a rare, delicate fragrance and command premium prices. The 'Chinas' are bright and flavoursome, while the Assam hybrids are rounded and sweet. The autumn flush is redolent with a delicate & mellow flavour.

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