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“Good place for tea tasting”

Sunset Lounge , the tea bar
Description: This place is a tea bar which serves various kinds of teas like black green & white tea along with pastries. This lounge is attached to Nathmulls tea shop and is extremely popular with foriegners
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Description: This place is a tea bar which serves various kinds of teas like black green & white tea along with pastries. This lounge is attached to Nathmulls tea shop and is extremely popular with foriegners
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good place for tea tasting”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

This lounge is within Nathmull's tea house and offers plenty of tea and snacks options for visitors. The ambience is decent and tea tasting is a different experience altogether.

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India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Too Good!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Unfortunately for us we could only visit on Saturday as its closed on Sunday. But WOW what fun it is, you get to try any tea that you can also buy if you wish. The day was freezing outside but the tea bar was cozy and warm and the music to go with the Tea tasting!!! I have no words to express what a charming experience it was....

Visited March 2014
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Sarasota, FL
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“Best place for tea & education (and grilled cheese!)”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

I feel SO lucky to have stumbled into Sunset Lounge early on in our Darjeeling trip so I could learn more about the different flushes of tea and what properties each of them have in common. I would whole heartedly recommend doing a "flight" of teas; if that option is not on the menu, ask. We were able to try 1 white, 2 green, and 3 black teas, all artfully presented and explained. Sailesh is a wealth of knowledge and his passion for good tea is evident. He makes it accessible for any who are interested.

I was initially wary to go in here because I figured, being so prominent on Chowrastra Square, that is was a tourist trap. It most Definitely is not, and it's the perfect place to lay a foundation for the rest of your trip (if you're a tea newbie). Try a ton of tea while you're there... my new favorite is the Castleton 2nd flush Muscatel...wow!

Oh, and if you're an American in Asia craving a decent grilled cheese, *this* is your place!

  • Visited December 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“True to its name”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Sunset Lounge is a small and cozy tea bar inside the legendary Nathmull's. Located right on the mall, Nathmull's is hard to miss. Keeping with the name, we made our visit for our cuppa just in time for sunset. The tea tables near the bay windows are definitely the most coveted. There are a huge variety of teas available and with the brand name, one can't go wrong. It's interesting to read through the labels on the teas on display, with there garden of origin and also first flush, second flush.... We opted for a medium range green tea. The attendant in the bar made the tea in a small glass pot, brought the pot to us, showed the brewing leaves and made us smell from the pot itself. The tea was then served in two transparent cups and what a romantic setting.
Nathmull's are known for its tea. truly saying, I am not a connoisseur of tea and common people generally drink blended varieties. So, I really cannot tell about the quality but with he brand, it is supposed to be of exceptional quality. We opted for the Rs.125 (green tea) per cup variety and though we couldn't judge the value of the tea, nevrtheless the experience was ice and relaxing.

  • Visited December 2012
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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“The Best and only tea lounge to go to in Darjeeling”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is Nathmull's Sunset Tea Lounge, off the chowrastra.

It is the best tea lounge in Darjeeling, with very friendly service, and a great selection of teas at varying price points.

This lounge will also make a pot of tea, but many others will only serve by the cup, which ends up being more expensive.

The views from Nathmull's are nice, and they have an outside area also.

In winter, they have a pot belly stove fire inside, so it is one of the few places that have heating anywhere in Darjeeling, and a welcome respite from the cold.

The tea is quite strong, so it is best to avoid drinking it to late in the evening, as it will be hard to sleep.

A great way to experience Darjeeling teas at their finest!

  • Visited December 2012
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