Forget 'Pakoda' Economy, This Pune Tea Seller Earns Rs 12 Lakh Per Month!

| March 4 , 2018 , 15:16 IST

Showing an astounding dedication to Tea and smart business sense, a Pune-based tea-seller is earning around Rs 12 lakh per month, which is more than the average person's salary in India. Navnath Yewle, whose 'Yewle Tea House' is now one of the most famous tea stalls in the city and has 3 branches in the city, sells around 3,000-4,000 cups of tea a day.

For Navnath, the journey is just beginning, as he plans to expand to 100 outlets and eventually make his business into an international brand. Apart from his own success, the employment generated by his tea chain is also a benefit.

"Unlike 'pakora' business, this tea selling business is also creating employment for Indians. This business is growing fast and I'm happy," Navnath told ANI.

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"We are thinking of expanding to around 100 outlets, so this will employ many more people," he said. Currently, every branch employs around 12 people.

It was back in 2011 when Navnath first had the idea to turn India's love for tea into a brand name.

"Basically, in 2011, I got the idea of making tea and that I can create a big business by making tea," Navnath said.

"I saw that in Pune we have Joshi Wadewale, Rohit Wadewala but there was no famous tea brand here.

"There are many chai lovers here and most of them don't get the taste they desire. We studied tea for four years, finalized the quality of tea and decided to make tea into a big brand," Navnath said.

Although there are many cafe chains in India, most are high-range and focus more heavily on coffee rather than tea. While start-ups are also exploring the tea preference of Indians, franchised tea stalls are a novel concept.