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I grew up collecting teas. Friends and family who would travel well would bring back tea as presents.

At one point, I owned over 100 rare and exotic teas from China, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, England, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Kenya and so on. I owned this tea treasure but I knew little about these teas. So in 2011, my passion for tea took me to a professional tea school in Sri Lanka, where I studied under the guidance of  Japanese tea master, Nao Kumekawa. During my study, I visited numerous tea gardens, tasted 100 cups of tea a day, and profiled over 2000 varieties of tea.

Tea Trunk, the name inspired from my father’s vintage trunk and a tribute to where my love of tea began.

I left Tea School inspired and brimming with stories about tea, and decided to make it my mission to demystify tea-speak. Many tea tastings and workshops followed. The more stories I told, the more I heard. I smiled extra bright when chai-lovers walked over to say that they had never had tea this way. And I wanted more and more people to discover and enjoy good-quality tea. Thus was born Tea Trunk, the name inspired from my father’s vintage trunk and a tribute to where my love of tea began.

Today my trunk holds gourmet tea blends crafted by me. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Take your pick, and experience tea like it should be.


Snigdha Manchanda
Tea Sommelier, Tea Trunk

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