FRESH FROM THE SOURCE

FRESH FROM THE SOURCE

FROM THE GORGEOUS INDIAN TERROIR

TRANSPARENCY AND TRACEABILITY

TRANSPARENCY & TRACEABILITY

Tea is a product of its ecology. The terroir, climate, soil, care, and dedication of pluckers, and garden managers impact the quality of tea. That’s why we strive for personal relationships with gardens, some of the growers have been with us since the inception. They are the foundation of our sourcing model. Teabox sources tea from over 273 tea estates across India and over 95% of the tea can be traced back to the estate level. Being just hours away, we travel to many of these plantations almost every month.

FRESHNESS JOURNEY

Our Unique & Transparent procurement process, from leaf to cup

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    Picked & Processed

    27th-28th August

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    Arrived at Teabox
    Within 24 hours of manufacture at the estate we receive our teas.

    31st August

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    Sorted & Cleaned
    We sort the tea according to its grade, to ensure only whole leaves are sent to you, not the fannings and dust.

    1st September

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    Vacuum Packed
    We vacuum pack to preserve the freshness of your teas from its 4 enemies - Light, heat, moisture and oxygen.

    1st September

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    Stored @ -5°c
    Teabox is the only brand to have a cold chain processing facility in Darjeeling, that allows teas to be stored at -5°C (at 3-4% moisture levels) to preserve and enhance the shelf life.

    1st September

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    Ready to Ship

    2nd September

*Dates are subjected to seasonal harvesting of the teas.

We prefer to source teas and herbs that fulfill strict criteria or certifications viz Rainforest
Alliance, Organic farming, Ethical Tea Partnership, UTZ, Fair Trade & Geographical
Indication (GI) tagging. This conscious choice is a driving principle of our business model
that contributes to creating sustainable practices. And helps us determine a lower
carbon footprint on the tea leaf resulting in better and fresher cups of tea. We might
work with many plantations but we only have one planet. And we want to ensure that
we improve and care for it in every way possible.

TEABOX CONNECTS TEA TO PEOPLE

We are changing the way you experience Indian teas. Not to distributors.
Not to resellers. But to tea drinkers.
Fresh, from the source.

PARTNERING WITH GROWERS

We ensure ethical pricing for all our sourcing to
improve living conditions, lower economic
dependencies, and ultimately create produceconsumer transparency.

Drive awareness of organic, biodynamic and many
such sustainable farming methods to old and
traditional tea regions of India.

Help connect small boutique growers to tea lovers
across the world. (Meghalaya and Sikkim)

Give our audience access to high-quality teas and
botanicals made by artisans and tea
communities.

Provide our consumers with the freshest taste and the
knowledge of origin, harvest, cultivar,
and the process.

MEET THE GROWERS

CERTIFICATIONS

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE

WE ARE RAINFOREST ALLIANCE CERTIFIED. Teabox Follows The Frog People. Planet. Communities

DARJEELING TEA

Protected under the GI (Geographical
Indication) tag, this logo authenticates that
these teas are grown and produced here only
in Darjeeling and nowhere else in the world.

NILGIRI TEA

To keep the originality and quality of the
quintessential Nilgiri's tea from the pristine blue
mountains, this logo holds credibility and
protects its originality.

ASSAM TEA

Attributed to the natural factors such as
geographical location, terroir, weather, soil,
communities, and process of making tea that
is from Assam, this logo holds that credibility.

NOP NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM

We follow the US standard of using products that
are made according to organic agriculture
regulations and are controlled during all the
stages: process, elaboration, packaging, and
commercialization.

INDIA TEA

This logo protects the source of tea that
helps the consumer in selecting their cup
that is genuine.

FSSC 22000

Our facility is FSSC 22000 certified. It's the benchmarked standard helping to
set up excellent manufacturing practices, assuring customers that products
are highly safe, hygienic, and of high quality

COMPLIANCES

TEA BOARD OF INDIA

Established in 1903, the Tea Board of India has been governing equitable tea
distribution in the country for more than 100 years. We ensure strict compliance
at every step of our tea procurement, blending, packaging, and every step
possible to maintain all standards set by the board.

FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA

We give our 100% compliance to the FSSAI and follow
stringent norms to keep our facility, process and products
fit and safe for human consumption.

OUR PARTNER TEA GARDENS WITH CERTIFICATIONS