Hi from Vikram at Yatra Tea Company!

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Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:35 pm

Hello - glad to have joined this forum!

I am Vikram, founder and doer-of-everything at Yatra Tea Company. We are a small vendor focused on Indian/Nepali teas, based in Somerville, MA.

I grew up in Calcutta, one of the largest tea auction cities in the world. I have childhood friends involved in tea production and export, so I am able to leverage their multigenerational experience and contacts to source premium teas from the region at reasonable prices.

We donate 10% of our profits to Induz (www.induz.org), an NGO that operates an educational initiative in Assam, India for children of tea estate workers. This is a big motivation for us to succeed, especially as the condition of the tea laborer worsens.

Thank you for reading. Visit us at www.yatrateacompany.com. Hopefully we get a chance to mail you some teas one of these days!
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:54 pm

Hi again!

We have a few things going on in our shop. In about a week, we head east to our homes to spend some time with our families. I usually use this opportunity to meet up with my friends in the tea industry and discuss sourcing. In the past the conversations have been quite general, but now I'll have specifics to discuss with an eye on what to source in the new year.

Anyway, I digress. Things going on in our shop:
  • Free Shipping on everything. Ends midnight PT Sunday
  • Couple Free Shipping with our Darjeeling selections, both of which are marked down by approx. 20%
  • We have new selections from Assam. Offerings from the iconic Halmari, Khongea, and Doomni grace our shop
  • We have a handful of gift boxes left - 3 teas contained in an elegant box with an insert about who we are and what we do. Still time to get it before the holidays!
  • We have adjusted our sampler to include the new Assam teas. Acquaint yourself with our entire selection of carefully curated teas!
You can find all the aforementioned products here - https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop/.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
Vikram
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:56 pm

Nice to see you here. I can vouch for all 9 of the Spring 2017 teas I tried from Yatra as being high-quality and enjoyable.

Have a pleasant trip!
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joelbct wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Nice to see you here. I can vouch for all 9 of the Spring 2017 teas I tried from Yatra as being high-quality and enjoyable.

Have a pleasant trip!
Hi Joel - good to see you! Thanks for the kind words about the FF teas. I am glad you enjoyed them.

Hopefully the trip will be pleasant. These long flights though! The older I get the less tolerable they become!

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:48 pm

We're back from our trip to Asia! A much needed break where we got to spend time with our families and talk tea as well.

Looking forward to growing as a vendor in the new year. Hope to bring in some top teas from India and Nepal!

Right now, through the end of the week, all our full sized teas are marked down 25%. Stop by https://yatrateacompany.com/shop and take a look. First Flush Darjeelings, Stecond Flush Assams, and some delicious offerings from Nepal and the Nilgiris.

Have a nice week!
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:10 pm

Happy Monday folks!

Admittedly I haven’t been super active on this site. BUT, I come bearing discounts and free shipping!

Use code “SHIPFREE” at checkout for free First Class Mail shipping within the US. Offer ends at the end of this week (2/18).

Apply this to our sampler, or any full sized offering!

Speaking of which, our Darjeeling FF black teas, Goomtee and Thurbo, are marked down this week. Goomtee is priced at $17 (down from $22), and Thurbo at $14 (down from $19). Both are 75 gm bags.

Hope we get a chance to send you some of our teas! Thanks for supporting our small endeavor!
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:23 pm

The long weekend may be ending, but we got a sale for the rest of the week!

35% off now through end of day Friday on all items. Use code 35OFF at checkout!

https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop/

Check out our sampler to acquaint yourself with our curated collection of single origin teas from India and Nepal. Premium grade leaves from Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiris, Nepal, and more!

Have a great week ahead!
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Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:24 pm

Announcing a Darjeeling flash sale between now and tomorrow (2/25)!

Both our First Flush selections - Goomtee (https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop/go ... flush-2017) and Thurbo (https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop/th ... flush-2017) - are marked down by 50%.

No code is needed. Ships within the US only.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:37 pm

Hi there - hope everyone is enjoying the weekend so far!

We have a weekend sale through midnight EST 3/18 at Yatra Tea Company https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop/!

33% off any order. No code is required. Ships within the US. However, we have shipped overseas in the past - if something catches your eye, reach out to us and we'll figure shipping out!

Many thanks, have a wonderful weekend!
Vikram
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:17 am

Hey folks, hope everyone is well.

Just want to let you all know that all our products, sampler included, are marked down by varying amounts, ranging from 20-32%. Discounts are valid through Thursday 4/12.

Swing by https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop and take a look!

Typically we ship in the US, but happy to make exceptions for folks from overseas. Just send us a message and we’ll figure things out!

Thanks for reading!
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:40 am

Good morning! Just wanted to drop by and mention that through Thursday 4/19, all our products are available at a 10% discount and all orders will ship free in the US! No code is needed.

Visit us at https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop

For those not familiar with us, our sampler is the perfect way to acquaint yourself with our offerings. Our teas are premium grade, single origin offerings from iconic estates in India and Nepal.

Thanks for reading!
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:14 pm

We are continuing to clear inventory at Yatra Tea Company https://www.yatrateacompany.com!

Through Friday May 4, all our items are marked down by 30%.

Shipping is typically in the US, but if considering an order from overseas, reach out to us to figure out shipping.

Thanks for reading!
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Mon May 14, 2018 9:27 am

Hello - its Vikram from Yatra Tea Company https://www.yatrateacompany.com!

25% off all products until end of day Thursday. No code needed.

Attention friends residing in Europe - we’ll be in London & Copenhagen next week and will happily fulfill any orders. Drop us a line at info@yatrateacompany.com to discuss logistics!
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:35 pm

Good afternoon folks!

Truth be told, I was hoping this message would be one introducing 2018 Spring teas. Unfortunately, we have to wait patiently for just a little bit longer.

In the meantime you can partake in our 25 OFF 25 promotion. Quite simply spend $25 or more and get 25% off. Valid through Thursday June 8. Ships in the US only.

Visit us at https://www.yatrateacompany.com!

Thanks for reading!
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:59 pm

After a short hiatus where we focused on finalizing our 2018 teas, we are happy to announced that our new teas are up and available for purchase.

We have sourced 9 teas thus far, 8 of which are from the First Flush, and 1 from the Second Flush. We sourced from estates in Nepal (2), Darjeeling (5), the Dooars (1), and Assam (1).

In addition to your typical First Flush partially oxidized black teas from Darjeeling, we sourced a couple of gems - a white tea and an oolong tea, both from the renowned Castleton Estate. We also sourced a green tea from Glenburn, similar to last year. Our black tea offerings are from Puttabong and Singbulli, both estates producing certified organic teas.

The sole Assam thus far is from my childhood friend's estate, Marangi. In previous years, this tea often placed at competitions. My friend's uncle owns Halmari, so the families know a thing or two about Assam tea.

We continued our sourcing from Sakhira and Himalayan Bliss in Nepal. The former a semi-oxidized black tea with a taste profile much like last year. Himalayan Bliss produced a special green tea that we happily added.

An organic green tea from Nuxalbari in the Dooars rounds up our sourcing. The Dooars are located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Darjeeling district. I wasn't quite sure about sourcing this tea at first, but I am glad I did. To me, it is a little less vegetal than greens I normally drink, but I've begun to like that!

Additionally, our 2017 teas are marked down. There is a lot of value to be had there.

All are available at https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop! Hope you stop by! Thanks for reading!

Vikram
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