Tea Time: Premier Quality Tea from Garden to Glass at the most Reasonable Rate

Uday Srinivas Tangella,Founder & MDIn India, tea is regarded as the appropriate companion for a variety of situations. It's the ideal way to spend a rainy day, a warm cup on a cold winter morning, or a cool sip on a hot summer afternoon. Tea is much more than a drink to start the day in India. It has become an inseparable part of every Indian's culture and way of life. In fact, if you stroll down any local Indian street, you will undoubtedly come across tea sellers boiling up a hot Masala Chai for their clients. Every year, around 837,000 tonnes of tea are consumed in India, making it the country's most popular and adored beverage.

Tea as an industry is largely unorganized and is worth more than Rs.18000 crore. However, until a few years ago, there was no such thing as a Tea Café as an organized section. The industry's big players saw the demand-supply gap in this market and saw an opportunity to develop a network of tea stores. Despite being in its infancy, this area has seen rapid growth in recent years and a high level of customer engagement. Significantly, one of the World's Biggest Tea chains and the highest consuming tea brand in the world with around 2500 franchise outlets is Tea Time.

Tea Time was founded in 2016 by Uday Srinivas Tangella with the intent to serve a refined cup of tea across the nation at the most reasonable price. Uday's goal to empower the common class population, as well as his drive to bridge the gap in the accessibility and affordability of top quality products to the common people, is what led to the establishment of the world's largest tea chain. "We're here to deliver Tea Time's unmatched tea experience to as many villages, towns, cities, and countries as possible, all while supporting farmers' long-term growth and local entrepreneurship. We know the tea that Indians love, that's the taste we built.

The company operates a chain of tea stores that provide a variety of teas, coolers, and shakes at reasonable prices. It procures the leaves after inspecting the taste and quality of the leaves, which are obtained straight from the garden. It ensures that the leaves are only purchased after a stringent quality check, after which the leaves are then processed in phases. Each blend is created to evoke an authentic tea sipping experience and to satisfy the desire and love for tea. "Our Tea Time means garden to glass in the span of just 20 days that means the freshness is not compromised upon, which indeed is rare to come by for just 10 rupees," signifies Uday, Founder & Managing Director, Tea Time.

A look at the Franchise Procedure
Uday adds, "We are excited about your interest in our Tea Time's Best franchise opportunity. We are searching for passionate and ambitious entrepreneurs to join our strong cohort of franchisees as Tea Time continues to develop throughout the world. The franchise development process, like the skill of tea-making, is critical to the success of any franchise. Fortunately, we've figured out the best strategies for both, and are known as one of the successful Small Scale businesses".
The firm's Tea Stores franchise team is proud to offer a Best Business Opportunity unlike any other, wherein one can serve premium milkshakes, coolers, and freshly made Tea in a welcoming atmosphere. The contributions franchisees can make in their communities play a significant influence in both their success and their passion for what they do. They aren't looking to transfer or sell their businesses; instead, they are looking to grow and expand with the Tea Time Franchise.

Further, a master franchisee's ways of generating income are expanded over that of a normal franchise. In a normal franchise, a product or service is directly offered to the end-consumer such as a retail store, whereas a master franchisee can generate income through one's own stores with a significantly reduced royalty and franchise fee. The rewards and return on investment are three-fold. When a franchise is sold in their territory the master franchisee receives a percentage of the franchise fee. They also share in the monthly royalty revenue each franchisee pays to the franchisor. This is the most significant component of the reward. As the master franchisee builds out their territory adding more and more franchisees, this monthly revenue stream grows. The third revenue stream will be from the unit they own, which in many cases will be their own multiple units.

Investing in a Master Franchise in India can be incredibly profitable in terms of ROI, brand recognition, and unrivaled support from the parent firm. This is one such industry that has done exceptionally well in India during the last three years. Tea Time Franchise has proven incredibly helpful in India for both franchise owners and brand owners. A Master Franchisee assists in expanding to new regions where the Brand Owner could not operate alone. Master Franchisees also assist in expanding at a far faster rate than company-owned and run locations. Tea Time is one such brand that has a successful number of master franchisees established in around eight states, with a return on investment of 12-14 months.

Safety and hygiene is the top most priority of the firm, wherein it focuses on hygiene and safety practices, not only to instill trust among the customers but also because it plays a significant role in building brand image

Client Speaks: As a part of the largest tea franchise, my experience as a master franchise for Vizag has been nothing short of stellar growth. Tea Time's guidance, consistent support, and inputs on optimizing overall business operations have played a key role in my success. I am elated and extremely satisfied with my association with Tea Time and am confident that the company will continue to grow.

The Success Saga
Over a short span of time, the firm has grown multifold by the virtue of its standardized quality work. The firm's name in the tea and health communities has quickly developed largely through word of mouth. Currently, the firm is associated with 500 women entrepreneurs and more than 25,000 people are working with Tea Time. Unit franchises of Tea Time are spread across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Manipur, Pondicherry, Tamilnadu, Delhi, Haryana, and Odisha. Many other unit franchises are slated to open in other parts of India. Although the company has given out over 2500 franchises, it has rejected over 5000 franchises, primarily due to location, since the firm ensures the location is idle and stays true to the brand's ideology.

Safety and hygiene is the topmost priority of the firm, wherein it focuses on hygiene and safety practices, not only to instill trust among the customers but also because it plays a significant role in building brand image. The firm is equipped with a dedicated team, wherein they make sure to visit the tea time store on a regular basis. Talking about the team, the firm is equipped with several teams having specific goals working towards product and service quality. The firm has a separate audit team, R&D team, training team, quality assurance team, and more. This ensures the smooth functioning of the work and to achieve a particular goal along with continuous innovation. Having said that, Tea Time's ERP, CRM, and POS are well aligned which have further aided the firm to adapt more easily to customers' demands and cater to the changing requirements with efficiency and speed.

And as it forges ahead, the firm is keenly looking forward to expanding vigorously across the nation and achieving 50,000 franchises in the next 5-10 years. Also, the firm is looking to manufacture products that complement beverages. All in all, the whole idea of Uday Srinivas Tangella is to serve a better cup of tea in every nook and corner of the nation. "We are on a mission to add value in the lives of our fast-growing community ­ our customers, farmers, franchisees, employees, and our investors. Every cup contributes to delivering mutual joy,” concludes Uday.