List of top Chai startups in India

Looking for the top in India that made it big selling chai? If yes, then you’re in the right place.

Chai is something that connects India. In India, if you are doing anything or doing nothing, you still love to have a cup of tea.

While India is been a nation of tea drinkers and it is also reflected in the rise of tea startups.

While tea has always been a household drink, it was mostly restricted to the street vendors with few outlets serving quality tea.

An entrepreneur sees opportunities everywhere and some people find an opportunity and start their venture with tea.

India’s total tea production for FY18 grew to 1325.05 million kgs up from the previous year’s 1250.49 million kgs, according to the Tea Board Of India.

India’s tea production has been on the rise, capturing the growing demand for tea across the country.

Looking at the growth in the tea segment, entrepreneurs like you and others find opportunities and make it big.

Here’s the list of top 10 Indian Startups serving the need to chai lovers across the country:-

1. Chai Point

Chai Point, India’s largest organized Chai retailer, brings a perfectly brewed cup of Chai made with fresh, natural ingredients to offices and working professionals around the country.

With over 100 service hubs, Chai-on-call and boxC.in are designed for corporate. Chai Point has rapidly grown to become the go-to brand for a perfectly brewed cup of Chai with over 300,000 cups sold every day.

In January 2019, Chai Point raised an undisclosed amount of funds from InnoVen Capital. The chai retailer raised $20 million in series C round led by Paragon Partners, along with participation from Eight Roads Ventures, Saama Capital, and DSG Consumer Partners in April 2018. So far, Chai Point has raised $37.5 million across all funding rounds.

“India runs on Chai”, says Amuleek Singh, Founder, and CEO of Chai Point.

2. Teabox

This tea startup was founded by kaushal Dugar in 2012. The second highest revenue generating Chai startup started is a premium tea-selling endeavor that deals in loose tea leaves.

Teabox is an online tea shop that delivers, every single day, the freshest Indian teas from estates in DarjeelingAssam, and the Nilgiris as well as freshest teas from Nepal to tea lovers everywhere.

With the total investment of $4.7 million, this company is operating in India, USA, EU with approximately 95% of revenue is generated from outside the nation.

3. Chaayos

Chaayos was born in November 2012 out of this premise – a contemporary interpretation of the chai, serving freshly made chai.

Their focus is on serving your “Meri Wali Chai”, a Chai made exactly to our customers’ liking the minute they place their order.

They offer more than 25 varieties of teas with 12 add-ons gives the customer 12000 ways to make their Chai at Chaayos.

Founded in November 2012 by two IITians, Nitin Saluja and Raghav Verma, Chaayos aims to put chai back where it should be, at the forefront of our beverage cravings!

To date, this tea cafe has raised a total of $18.6 million across four funding rounds.

4. Chaipatty

Bengaluru-based tea cafe Chaipatty was founded by Chirag Yadav in 2010. It offers kullad chai, along with other snacks like Maggi, sandwiches, momos, and pasta.

So far, Chaipatty has served more than 4,00,000 customers through its five outlets.

5. Chaithela

IIT can do anything more than engineering, IIT Kharagpur alumni Pankaj Judge and Nitin Chaudhary in 2015 founded this company called Chaithela.

Chaithela currently present in metro cities like noida, Delhi, Gurgaon and mumbai.

They raised a fund of 1.5 crores in November 2016 by consulting firm Quarizon.

6. Tea Trail

Mumbai based tea cafe chai Tea trails was founded by Uday Mathur, along with his wife kavita, and other in 2013. It offers a carefully curated selection of teas to its customer from across the work in a peaceful ambience.

Tea Trails have more than 30 stores across 10 cities in India. With the funding of $1 million from a clutch of high net-worth individuals, led by Anil Matai, former CEO of Novartis India.

7. Tea Halt

A unique based of tea kiosk or cafes based in the NCR founded by three IIT graduates Ankur agarwal, Amit ahuja, and Jiten Rao in 2009.

It offers more than 30 varieties of fine quality tea curated from around the world for its customer. It currently has stores across the NCR.

They also offer some fast food within a nice location.

8. Tpot Cafe

With the investment from Ashish Gupta, co-founder of Evalueserve. Another tea-startup delivers it customer the best quality at the lowest price.

Robin jha, the co-founder chose to risk his investment and came up with the idea of Tpot.

Tpot raised an undisclosed amount of funds in March 2018. With the opening of two new outlets at Cannaught place in Delhi, Tpot has flourished with the variety of chai and Nashta.

9. Chai Garam

Founded by Bhrigu Dutt and Abhishek Nahta in 2008. It offers more than 20 types of freshly brewed handmade tea, along with some snack.

They have served more than 2 million cups of tea from their 60 outlets.

Their idea is to set up a chain of Chai cafes targeting the working population of the country.

Their funding still undisclosed. Funded in October 2015.

10. MBA Chaiwala

MBA Chaiwala founded By Prafull Billore, an MBA dropout start selling Chai on the street of Ahmedabad.

This is most inspiring for those small chai who can give the taste to customer and earned in crores without any funding.

Prafull Billore also works in welfare places they give free contribution at the time of calamity. They also sell free of cost tea to customer in the time of Delhi election.

Conclusion

This all startup are mostly based on Delhi. Delhi is not just to place to make a visit on weekend but you can actually find some good option of food that is consumed by person everyday.

If have an entrepreneurial mind, Keep it always option then you can find a need of person and make your startup bigger than before.

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