Udyan Tea

  • Siliguri, India
  • Food & Beverages, Tea, E-commerce

Pioneers of e-commerce for Tea in India, dealing in the finest quality loose-leaf tea, sourced directly from best gardens in India

Founded:
2012
Stage:
Steady Revenues
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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These startups are brewing the perfect cup of tea for the chai-crazy Indian market | Yourstory

The tea market is primarily driven by the several health benefits associated with consumption as well as the increase in awareness related to carbonated drinks.

Jun 13, 2018

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Tea time with a touch of technology | Google

As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the internet to grow, we spoke with Parvez Gupta, the co-founder of Udyan Tea in Siliguri, India, to find out how he uses technology to bring the best teas to tea love

Jan 19, 2018

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The story of Udyan Tea is the story of three tea enthusiasts whose search for a fine cup of cheer helped create India’s only tea consultancy and pioneers in the e-commerce space for tea

Oct 02, 2017

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Bootstrapped startup Udyan Tea has sold 12 million cups of tea till now and is still counting | Yourstory

Based in Siliguri, Udyan Tea has pioneered e-commerce for tea in India and is currently shipping to 25 countries, including US, Canada, UK, France, Luxembourg, China, Taiwan, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore

Jul 15, 2017

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Will government support ensure that the Northeast’s startup star is on the rise? | Yourstory

Siliguri-based Udyan tea provides high-quality, single estate tea to consumers. Experts procure tea directly from select estates in Darjeeling, Assam, and Dooars, which is then vacuum-sealed.

Feb 12, 2016

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Udyan Tea, a startup deals in best quality and authentic Darjeeling tea | TropicalPost

India is the 2nd largest producer and consumer of tea in the world with Darjeeling producing what is popularly known as the ‘Champagne of all teas’. But, despite being the 2nd largest producer of tea, most Indian consumers don’t even get the chance..

Jul 08, 2015

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Startup Roundup : Letsride, AMC Craft, Udyan Tea, Invisiblebed | NextBigWhat

Apart from the startups we featured this week, here are a few others that caught our eye. Buy high quality tea from Darjeeling from Udyantea.com, carpool with friends and acquaintances at Letsride.com, pick AMCs from AMC Crafts prepaid AMCs...

Dec 09, 2013


Founded

Started serving the best Indian Tea to consumers worldwide via www.udyantea.com

Apr

2013

Customer

Proudly served 5 million cups of tea till date worldwide

Sep

2015

New Product Release

Launched revamped website with new visual branding and logo

Dec

2016

Customer

Served 12 million cups of tea in over 25 countries

Jan

2017

Jobs


Team Summary

Started up by tea tasters, tech minded and business oriented duo Parvez Gupta & Punit Poddar, Udyan Tea boasts of a rich legacy that few can claim - they all belong to the land of tea. Which means, they intrinsically know what good tea tastes like.

Punit Poddar has a 5 decade old family background in the tea industry & he has been a tea taster for 10+ years. His background gives us the ability and expertise to source the right teas directly from hundreds of gardens and create unique signature blends. This is essential to maintaining product quality in the year round tea buying process.

Parvez is highly tech savvy. He is a Computer Science graduate from Delhi University and holds a Masters degree in Business & IT from Melbourne University. He has worked with Cadbury China and Accenture Singapore in the past.

Apart from this, Soveet Gupta (founding member) is a finance graduate & an MBA in marketing. He has worked with multiple startups & companies previously.

Team

Founding Team

Punit Poddar


Co-Founder

Co-Founder & Partner @Udyan Tea. Tea taster with 10+ years of tasting experience. Bringing the finest single estate and blended tea to consumers, sourced from the gardens, that is fresh, authentic and of the highest quality.

WORK

Udyan Tea (2012 - present)
Co Founder and Partner

M/s Pravin Kumar Pawan Kumar (2007 - present)
Tea Taster & Blender

EDUCATION

Siliguri college of commerce
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) • 2006 - 2009

Don bosco school
1993 - 2005

Don bosco school siliguri
1993 - 2005

Parvez Gupta


Co-Founder

Co-founder & Partner @Udyan Tea, pioneer of e-commerce for Tea in India, selling the finest loose leaf tea sourced from the gardens to consumers in over 25 countries

WORK

Udyan Tea
Co-Founder & Partner

Unitech Mercantile Pvt. Ltd.
Director

Accenture (2010 - 2011)
Systems Integration & Technology Analyst

EDUCATION

University of Melbourne
Master of Business & IT • 2008 - 2010

Hansraj College, University of Delhi
B.Sc.(H) • 2005 - 2008

Delhi Public School - Mathura Road
Higher Secondary • 2003 - 2005

Soveet Gupta


Founding member

Founding Member & CEO @ Udyan Tea

WORK

Udyan Tea (2012 - present)
Founding Member

Futurestep, A Korn Ferry Company (2014 - 2014)
Summer Intern

Inductis (2010 - 2012)
Financial Analyst

EDUCATION

Xavier Institute of Management
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) • 2013 - 2015

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi
Bachelor's Degree • 2007 - 2010

Don Bosco School
High School • 1997 - 2007

Product/Service Summary

Udyan Tea ships Single Estate and Blended Teas direct from source to consumers worldwide. Our product has a 3-fold philosophy : Fresh, Authentic and High Quality Tea.

We aim to solve 4 problems faced in the market:
- Freshness : Stale teas sold in the market due to poor storage and middlemen
- Authenticity : Most of Darjeeling tea sold in the market does not actually originate from the region
- Quality : Most high quality teas are exported to foreign markets
- Awareness : Consumers are unaware of the types and taste of good tea

We sell two types of Tea products:
- Single Estate Teas : Teas are sourced directly from the estates after an extensive and careful selection process and tasting hundreds of samples. These are sold in pure form without further processing.
- Blended Teas : Blends are created by mixing tea with herbs, flowers, spices and fruits. These are in-house signature formulas, unique to us.

Apart from these, we sell Gifts, Teaware and Subscription boxes.

Product/Service Descriptions