The Scoop: Couples who want to recreate tea house dates at home can turn to Udyan Tea for products that will help them relax and connect. The company was founded by three tea lovers who wanted to share the finest varieties and blends from Darjeeling and other regions of India. Couples can select their favorite types of tea, including black, green, and oolong, and find specialty blends of their favorite leaves. Udyan Tea also sells thoughtfully chosen teapots, teacups, and brewing tools, and everything a couple needs to enjoy a special moment together.
Tea tastings at a local tea shop are a routine for many couples. However, as many shops limited capacity in the last year, some couples have decided to recreate one of their favorite date experiences at home.
Many of them turn to Udyan Tea to have high-quality teas shipped to their door from India, including the Darjeeling region which is world-famous for its quality teas. The company’s Floral & Fruit sampler pack is a customer favorite, and comes with six specialty blends, including zesty orange green tea, chocolate luxe black tea, and rose marvel green tea.
One customer, Zenia Dutta Roy, praised Udyan Tea’s high-quality selection in a testimonial.
“I come from a family of tea lovers, and we are serious tea drinkers. So we just know it when we drink the right blend. I must congratulate Udyan Tea that they have totally topped the list and are now my favorite,” wrote Zenia. “I have a dedicated space in my kitchen where I store all the different varieties of Udyan tea. I relish each and every sip and it’s an everyday ritual of relaxation for me.”
Couples can also purchase the company’s Pinnacle Tea Set to have a more authentic tea house date at home. The stoneware set comes with four cups and a teapot painted with small mountains. The pot rests on a warmer that may be heated with tea lights to keep it hot.
Udyan Tea’s curated teas and accessories have earned the company a large following in India and around the world. Couples also enjoy the company’s speedy delivery and high-quality products that make connecting over a cup of tea at home just as comforting as it is at a local tea house.
“Tea plays such an important role in our lives, especially in India. Our day starts with tea, and a lot of people drink it before bed, as well,” said Soveet Gupta, a Founding Member of Udyan Tea.
A Trio of Tea Lovers Started the Company
Eight years ago, Udyan Tea launched in India, a country where drinking tea is a part of most people’s daily routines.
As a tea-drinking culture, the nation consumes a significant amount of tea each year. India is the world’s second-largest tea grower, and about 81 percent of the tea grown in the country is consumed domestically. But because many Indian tea growers export their best leaves out of the country, it was lacking a specialty tea company.
That’s why Soveet and his friends Punit Poddar and Parvez Gupta decided to launch a high-end tea company in India. Punit brought his experience as a tea taster to the company.
“He’s had a job as a tea taster for about 12 years, and he’s tasted more than 2 million cups of tea. On a daily basis, he tastes about 800 to 1,000 cups of tea,” Soveet told us.
The founders’ mission was to address India’s premium tea market by providing access to high-quality tea leaves and blends. The hunch that the country needed a high-end tea company was correct: Udyan Tea soon gained a following across the country.
As the brand grew, the team continued to develop partnerships with regional tea producers, especially those in the world-renowned tea-growing area of Darjeeling.
“All of the producers were exporting it to other countries. We wanted to get teas from Darjeeling and other local regions and make it accessible to people in India,” said Soveet.
About six years ago, Udyan decided to expand outside of India, and now the company provides high-end teas and blends to consumers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Offering More Than 40 Varieties
Over the years, the Udyan Tea team has developed more than 40 teas and tea blends that highlight its high-quality leaves. For the couple who prefers white tea for a date, the Himalayan White Tea or the Lavender Dew White Tea is the optimal choice.
Chai lovers can choose from one of six chai blends or purchase a sampler that allows them to savor every variety.
“Each of our products has a unique taste. It’s healthy, too. It isn’t high in caffeine, and it has antioxidants,” said Soveet.
Udyan Tea customers are often connoisseurs who expect excellent quality. Customers appreciate the blend of herbs, spices, and flowers that add intensity and complexity to their date night teas.
Soveet also said that tea could be a thoughtful gift for a significant other.
“If you’re giving a pack of tea to someone, you’ll also be ensuring they have something healthy, as opposed to coffee, chocolate, or other sweets. It engages the senses of smell, sight, and taste, and so many are visually amazing,” he said.
Couples can buy an attractive gift box to kick off date night. One of the most visually-appealing gifts is the Floral Symphony gift package, which comes with four floral green and black teas in a box designed to look like a novel.
“It gives you the impression of a novel. Inside, you also get a bookmark and enough tea to make about 40 cups. This concept took us nearly six months to develop,” Soveet told us.
Panache, a collection of six teas in tin caddies designed for display, is another popular choice. The tins are stored in a whimsical box with a drawing of a deer and descriptions of each tea variety.
“Gift boxes are a good reflection of the importance we put on the design aspect of the brand,” Soveet said.
The Udyan team believes that the right tea accessories are necessary to create the right atmosphere and achieve exceptional brews.
“If you don’t have the right tea equipment, you can’t fully enjoy the tea. Everything we sell is thoughtfully procured, and it makes the tea easy to brew. We have a small selection that’s been carefully picked out,” said Soveet.
Udyan Tea: Useful Accessories for Brewing Better Teas
Udyan Tea intends to make its teas even more accessible to tea lovers worldwide in 2021. The team is expanding its operations in the United States by stocking teas in warehouses throughout the country. The company can deliver teas to its customers more efficiently by localizing its tea operations.
Udyan Tea has become a major player in the international high-end tea market. Global customers, an equal ratio of men and women, and younger tea aficionados, regularly order from the company.
Meanwhile, Soveet and the team continue developing relationships with growers and creating unique tea blends.
“Our passion has helped us create wonderful teas for people to enjoy,” he said.
Soveet said customers keep the team motivated to continue improving the Udyan Tea experience.
“We feel good about our reviews and feedback. Our customers tell us that they love our tea. Finding the right brand that satisfies their craving is what we strive for. If people share our tea with their loved ones, there’s nothing better for us,” Soveet said.