Springside Tea Estate
This alluring and calm garden has many touching stories to tell of its own. The gardens height is at an elevation of 915 metres to 1830 metres. The story of the garden dates back to 1900 when Alfred Wathan the Manager of the garden and his wife Mary lost their baby daughter. The couple created a flower garden around the little baby's grave, where they would rest after work. The nearby spring was the source of the water for the garden, it is said that the spring was a source of solace for the parents they found peace there. The garden is referred with names like Wathan Kaman, Wathan’s tea garden.
From Eagle’s Craig, we get a spectacular view of the Darjeeling hills. The panoramic view of mountains, valleys and countryside is breathtaking. The most visited places of them all are the Ayana Kothi, Orange Grove Rakti Jhora. But the most loved is the teas grown here, appreciated the world over for the top quality Darjeeling Tea
Strong in flavour, aroma and colour Springside's tea is a perfect example of the best quality Darjeeling tea.
Some interesting personal stories:
Goodricke owns a number of tea estates in Darjeeling, usually, the company has quarterly tea tasting sessions in one of its Gardens by rotation. Mr Jivan Pradhan and Mr N K Puri have done countless tea tasting sessions in all the Goodricke Tea Gardens in Darjeeling.