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The Tea Studio Team
Indi Khanna

While an ongoing story still being written, Tea has been a passion and an integral part of Indi’s life for the last 45 years.  Hands on experience in every single aspect related to Tea, stretching all the way from the Tea nursery and field cultivation into manufacture and blending, further extended into international trade, makes him a unique individual in the industry.

Well known for his optimism and forceful character Indi has been an innovative force in the Nilgiri Hills where he has been producing artisanal teas for many years.  All the learning and experience in his ongoing journey has now been encapsulated into his dream project – The Tea Studio

Muskan Khanna

Head of Operations

Setting aside her promising career in advertising after earning a degree in Media Studies from the University of Birmingham, Muskan has taken the plunge, diving headlong into the world of Tea.  Taking to “Tea” literally like a fish to water.  Slowly but surely and with a single minded purpose she is all but taking over the baton from her father, absorbing his vast experience, further leveraging that knowledge to surprisingly good effect. 

 

A rarity in the male dominated industry, Muskan continues to raise the bar higher.

 

Heading a dedicated team of young ladies from the neighbouring villages, she very capably manages the Tea Studio where, experimenting and thinking out of the box, she has innovated and produced some never before done teas.  The Green Nilgiri Bamboo, a tea which is awaiting a patent in Muskan's name, is the first WOW from her bag of tricks. An innovative tea which can only be described as a star which, one suspects, is also the first of many which would in course of time come popping out of the same bag.

Camellia Sinensis

Four professional tea-tasters, each specializing in a different tea-growing region.  Involved in may aspects of the industry including research, education, publication, consultation and trade development, they run a tea company with a World famous catalogue and are based in Montreal, Canada.

Jibin Samuel

Contractor and entrepreneur, Jibin is also the owner of a tea garden.  His specialization is in construction and has proved to be a skilled navigator of local bureaucracy. 

Shankar Rao

Shankar brings with him many years of experience as an entrepreneur, in both the international and domestic markets, as well as in investment and fiscal matters. His insights have been invaluable in growing the Tea Studio project.

Ravi Matthews

A septuagenarian and an old-timer of the plantation scene, Ravi is also a writer, amateur actor and involved into sustainable farming.  He brings with him his vast experience from a variety of fields, adding another dimension to the Studio.