5 Startups Stirring Up The Indian Tea Landscape


Founded by IIT graduates Nitin Saluja and Raghav Verma in 2012, Chaayos offers a Starbucks-like chai experience in India with over 225 stores across the country.

Chai Point

Founded by Amuleek Singh Bijral in 2010, Chai Point targets corporate employees with its fresh-milk-based IoT tea and coffee dispenser, boxC.in.


Teabox was founded in 2013 by Kausshal Dugar, the Bengaluru-based premium tea brand focusses on the vertical integration of sourcing, branding and distributing teas.

Vahdam Teas

Bala Sarda founded D2C tea brand Vahdam India in 2015. By 2024, Vahdam has taken 'Made in India' tea global, competing with brands like Teavana and Twinings in international stores.

Chai Sutta Bar

Founded by Anubhav Dubey and Anand Nayak in 2016, Chai Sutta Bar specializes in kulhad chai. It has grown to 550+ outlets in 320 cities across India.

Chai Pe Charcha: Meet 14 Startups Stirring Up The Indian Tea Landscape