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As a family cycle the batton has to be passed and in my case it proved to be easy because the family grew togather. My three kids got early education in schools in our vicinity only making the bond stronger. My elder daughter Mayuri later settled in Oslo since 2002 after higher education in America […]


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It was five years later in 2009 when I started in Japan and I am here…our exposure to China started in 2004 which made us understand value addition to tea by properly packaging and presenting: Until a tea is not brewed and served properly it can’t be enjoyed and unless it reaches right places we […]

Family values..🙏

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China Radio decided to launch a documentary made on our tea life coiciding with the visit of their President Xi Jinping during October 2019 and we were happy. What they were projecting was that how Chinese culture matters to an outsider for the understanding of tea making and film maker Juan very powerfully illustrated it […]

Tea culture..

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Prepared with a tea and to serve it to the world we now embark upon our next step of presenting the wares to the tea world. Grown in Bihar at Doke and packed in Bengal it takes on the flavours of Darjeeling and goes to the entire world thru the channels of Lochan. It took […]

A tea home…

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We provide a package deeply immersed in tea – live, travel, discuss & enjoy – for a reasonable mutually agreed consideration. We arrived at this decision to offer these services after a long interval of ten years when we have entertained hundreds of students, interns, tourists, vendors and our business partners – who enjoyed our […]


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An Anhui government Qimen event prompted me to a new chapter to out Robert Fortune story connecting Darjeeling with China, which is a fact, but furthering it with newer additional information. Wuyishan itself has been very active in adopting this with Mr. Jiang of Tong Mu Guan providing so much material to whatever Robert Fortune’s […]


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Finally we are here and enjoying it. Like any other opportunity Japan too had an introduction which lasted from 2000 when VH Toorabally enquired about some supplies and they themselves having deep roots in Japan since 1930s we too look forward to a long connection – here Chitose Sashida being the lead with her budding […]

A new beginning..

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On 22nd December 2018 Vivek’s marriage with Shikha was solemnized and a new chapter was started at Lochan Tea as it is their own world which will carry it thru the coming times to live their lives responsibly. When a star is born another disappears to let it shine on its own and I have […]