The structure was what seems to be standard for the Assam area in the 1020s to 1930s – wood-framed walls and ceilings with asbestos panels, and corrugated iron roofs, with small turrets with windows for lighting and ventilation.
This place was originally built to house the tea estate manager but was later converted to an easy getaway from city life. Keeping its character intact, each bedroom is equipped with a fireplace, a private dining, a kitchenette and a common sitting room. All rooms have high ceilings, sloped roofs and verandas. The architectural design of the place will truly make you feel like you have travelled back to the 1900s! Staying in the midst of the expansive estate will not only soothe your senses but also replenish your mind and body with the variety of teas served.
The very old and big banyan tree that rests here is an ideal spot for meditation, reading or simply sitting and day-dreaming. You can just laze around doing nothing or gear up for a variety of activities – whatever suits your mood!
The Tea Affair offers a delectable variety of Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisines. But the most exciting part of their wide ranged menu is the traditional, authentic North Eastern delicacies.
They usually follow a scheme of European breakfast, Indian lunch and North- Eastern dinner, but exceptions can be made and requests can be taken by the restaurant staff.
Amenities and facilities
‘The Tea Affair’ offers a wide range of in-house activities. From swimming to cycling, to tea tours and fishing (on request) to even the English sport of Croquet, they’ve got it all covered. You don’t have to move beyond the comfort of your Unhotel to truly experience Awesome Assam, as they call it.
Majuli island and Gibbon Sanctuary are a short drive away. And if you are touring around the state of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is also a 2.5-hour drive away.
Tea-lovers be glad because you have just hit jackpot! Imagine living inside a tea estate, and that too in luxury. You can drink as many cups of various flavoured teas brewed especially for you.
The Tea Affair is an amalgamation of history, luxury, serenity and fun. The colonial charm blends in with the lush green landscape to make your Assamese tea-escape memorable. Stepping foot into it will feel like entering a frozen-in-time warm estate home that you can call your own.
‘The Tea Affair’ is perfect for tea lovers and small families. If you are tired of living a hectic lifestyle and just want to relax and unwind with your loved ones in the unexplored North East, it’s the right unhotel for you. Those who like their teas freshly brewed, their stays with a rich history and retained aura, and vacations close to nature will have a gala time here.
The Tea Affair is not meant for those who are looking for a cookie-cutter hotel experience or those who are looking for the best budget deal. Nor for those who want all the amenities of a regular 5-star hotel. Or who have difficulty compromising on all the trappings of comfort and luxury for this touch of heritage.
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