Temi Autumn Carnival 2019

The three days there were. Looking back at the Temi Autumn Carnival 2019.

Music. Fashion. Adventure. It wasn’t only one of the world’s finest tea that was served at the Temi Tea Garden, this November.

There’s more to Temi, than being one of the world’s most picturesque tea gardens. Every Autumn, it serves as the perfect setting for much more. In the midst of the green tea bushes, there is a pop of pink everywhere. The cherry blossoms, in full bloom, against the clear blue November sky, fluttering prayer flags and the Kanchendzonga Mountain range, makes Autumn, almost like a live painting in the calendar of the state. With all this, serving as a stage, Temi Tea Garden, for the second time ever, hosted the Temi Autumn Carnival.

This year’s event was inaugurated by Shri Arun Upreity, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development, the event was also graced by Smt Krishna Rai and other special guests and dignitaries. In the three-day event, an array of programmes went on from 8th of November, 2019 to 10th of November, 2019. The first day was a burst of colours and a true showcase of culture. The unique Yak Dance was performed, followed by performances by local bands.

Along with a significant crowd from all around the country, the event also saw interested tea buyers, planters, bloggers, as well as film-makers. In the list with other big festivals in the country like Pushkar, Sunburn and Ziro, the carnival had something for everyone. Temi Autumn Fest has been conceptualised by the Managing Director of Temi, Mrinalini Srivastava. According to Srivastava, the annual festival is aimed at promoting Temi Tea as a potential tourism hub.  The festival is a major draw for countless nature lovers to witness the cherry blossoms in Autumn’s full bloom. Adventure activities, photography competitions and cultural programmes too were an integral part of the annual fiesta.

The second day of the event had many adventure activities. Inaugurated by Shri Karma Loday Bhutia, the Hon’ble Minister of Forest, Environment & Wildlife, Mines, Mineral & Geology and Science & Technology, there were bike stunts, zip lining adventures  and a mini mela that had local music and dance on display.

One of the major attractions of the three-day event was the Fashion Show on the final day. With renowned designers like Sharbari Dutta, Pranay Baidya and Suvagata Das showcasing their work, the ramps saw models walking in the designer’s finest couture collections. With the support of renowned personalities like film-maker, Arjit Dutta, Fashion promoter, Kuntalil Das and model, Mohammad Iqbal, the fashion show was a grand success.   Just like in 2018, the Temi Hills was once again lit up in an unforgettable mood of festivities. With many stalls that sold and promoted local crafts, attire and food, along with the line-up of some very successful events, The Temi Autumn Carnival 2019 leaves behind beautiful lifetime memories in just three days. We, at Temi, look forward to creating more adventure, more fun, more music at Temi Autumn Carnival 2020. After all, there’s more (and even more) to Temi.

Temi Awarded in Boseong World Tea Championship

Temi Tea black tea was one of the samples among 130 world wide samples that were submitted in the Boseong World Tea Championship 2019. We stood second and won silver medal.

For the first time autumnal teas were presented against worlds other seasons and blends. Further these autumnal were withered and dried electrically, a first for Temi.

We thank the Government of Sikkim and our worthy buyers and mentors for this success.

Temi Bungalow in Moon Lit Night

The Beautiful moon lit night at Temi Bunglow did evoke emotions which defied words.
The sky was utter cerulean adorned with stars and from time to time the misty clouds were kissing the moon playing hide and seek.

The sense of disbelief as to how nature could be so much in its beauteous best did turn the evening into a long night of friendship bonding and fun banters that renounced life”s imprisonments.

“Laughing with moon mother,
Were we mingling with constellations or
Reflections?
Surely we were dreaming.

“The stars in the sky
Nature fireworks set to fly
The groups there bearing high

Amazing & absolute in the happiness that flowed “.

While the lookout deck at Temi necked itself into the hollows of the mountains below – the Bunglow stood in all It’s glory

—with the scattered lamps lit in its own poetry while the makeshift dancing floor had a huddle of ladies & gents doing the moves to a Spanish number. The Guitar played our favourite tunes
sporting Cliff Richard”s runes.

The Bunglow was alive with the lively chatters .
It stood as a Majestic portrait of a Sikkimese legacy ..
Watching The Night sky in the Wooden hallway
We Thought That We Saw An Angel Resting,
Lying Exhausted There In That Craft