The Tea Studio
The raw material for these teas being 100% chemical free Green Leaf, the teas we offer may be deemed as being naturally Organic.
The Studio operates on strict ethical principles. Headed and very ably managed by Muskan, committed as we are to women empowerment, our tiny workforce are all educated women from the neighbouring village, each one of whom is treated like family. Staunchly adhering to sustainable green practices, the Studio has pioneered the use of LPG. Unlike Tea factories anywhere else, we do not use any coal or firewood and are proudly 100% non-polluting.
The Tea Studio Building
Our unambiguous requirement being the finest hand plucked leaf, far superior to what is generally accepted as being ‘super-fine’, we pay a huge premium (10x and more) for our raw material. Which, in our own way, is also our support to the local community.
Sourced from the most specialised manufacturers in rural China, for the Tea Studio we have been very selective, equipping ourselves with 28 of these cutting edge Chinese machines. Our array of machines yields 5 distinct styles of finished leaf. The creativity of Muskan’s women workforce behind the machines, coupled with the proactive guidance of our team of experienced tea planters and tasters all add up to give us a very exciting playing field and point to an even more exciting future.
Powering the Studio
All the niggling issues (and there were many) leading up to the commissioning of this system had to be addressed one step at a time so that now visitors to the Studio would be delighted to see that the air around the building is clean and noticeably exhaust free. All adding up to the fact that it has been a job well done. Not just the Studio but also the surrounding valley is a beautiful green, totally free and under no risk from any contaminants.
Our tea maker and supervisor is Vaideghi Kannan, 33 years old and a high school graduate mother of two. Her family have a couple of small tea holdings nearby and are one of the many suppliers of leaf to the Tea Studio.
Chithra, a 28 years old happy go lucky lady who is always flashing a toothy smile. The mother of a 4 year old son, her family too have small tea holdings in the vicinity. Her husband is employed as the night watchman for the Tea Studio.
21 year old Pavitra who recently completed her teachers training course but since she too lives in the village, decided that she’d rather work with us instead of seeking a job far away.
And completing the team is 22 year old Kalpana who is a graduate with a B.A. degree and lives with her parents, who like all the others, have a small tea holding close by.