The Tea planet
It all started in 2007 December, When I was pursuing my MBA in New York & working parttime 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 world.
Like 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.
|Category||F & B|
|Place required||100 to 500 sft|
|Total Investment||1.5 lac to 20 lacs|
|Break Even||10 months|