Our Journey From Madness to Mastery
Dream & Origin
All Started In 2007 December, When I Was Pursuing My Mba In New York & Working Part time In It Consulting Company as Technical Recruiter & Soft Skills Trainer. Around That Time, I Met A Senior Mark Goonasekera From Sri Lanka Who Became My Good Friend From A Neighboring University. Just Over A Casual Chat We Decided To Share The Dream Of Importing Quality Ceylon Teas To All Tea Consumers Around The WorldLike Any Other Beginning, It All Started In A Basement Apartment Of New York & Ours Was Small Too. We Named Our Business As Hiranne Inc And Our Ceylon Tea Brand As Te Light Usa. We Started To Sell Our Teas In Several Chain Stores, Specialty Stores, Natural/organic Stores, Local Farmers Market, Wholefoods Market Etc. Working With Offshore Suppliers Was Becoming A Challenge And Mark Goonasekera Relocated To Sri Lanka To Support Our Te Light Usa Operations By End Of 2010.
As Part Of Expansion To India (Being Second Largest Tea Growing Country), In Feb 2011 – me and my wife Madhuri Ganadinni started Ganadinni Fine Foods Impex P Ltd and Started To Export Teas From India To Global Markets. At This Current Time, Business Was Going Through Rough Phase As We Had To Several Things In The Tea Trade To Cater The Palate Of Different Regions. It Was Necessary To Build A Local Reputation To Support Our Business Requirements.
Also To Understand Different Markets & To Keep A Track Of Trends, We Started Travelling To Various Trade Exhibitions In Europe, Middle East & Asia. Discovered, How Tea/coffee Is Consumed In Different Markets.
India's First Bubble Tea
After Understanding The Pulse And How Our Senses Influence The Experience Of Tea Consumption We Discovered Several Techniques To Enhance The Synesthetic Experience Of Tea Drinking Through Sight, Aroma, Texture, Taste And Sound
This Experience Gave Us Entry & Understanding To Several Aspects Of Tea Business Right From Ctc Teas, Whole Leaf Teas, Single Origin Teas, Flavored Teas, Instant Teas, Fruit Beverage Mixes, Ready To Drink Tea, Custom Blending, Multi-origin Sourcing Etc. Which Is Still Biggest Revenue Contributor To Our Company.
Bringing World Tea
Under One roof
Later Started To Connect Gaps & In September 2016 - Decided To Go From B2b To B2c & Registered Trade Mark As The Tea Planet. Now Offering Our Finest Selection Of Hand Blended, Taste Tested Teas, Bubble Tea Beverage Mixes, Syrups Through Our Franchise Program, Theteaplanet.com &
Several Leading Online Market Places . In India Our Cross Culture Experience Has Taught Us Level Of Sweetness, Flavor, Freshness Of Tea, Other Ingredients In Our Recipes Served In At Our Franchise Outlets. Marketing Taiwanese Style Serving Bubble Tea Beverage Mixes Custom Developed By Us To Suit Indian Palate For First Time In India
Almost A Decade Of Experience In The Tea Trade – Our Business Is Built On Strong Foundation & Service Customers From Rural Parts Of India To The Upscale Grocery Stores On The Streets Of Manhattan. We Currently Operate From Hyderabad, India/colombo, Sri Lanka With Production Facilities & Trade Representation Office In Usa. Import Tea Related Flavors, Herbs For Local (India, Sri Lanka) & Export Markets From Germany, Egypt, Taiwan Etc. We Hope To Connect You, Inspire And Refresh Your Mind, Body & Soul.