Starting in 1988 with uncertain steps of a toddler, Premier's today straddles the niche tea and as well mass market like a colossus because of its uncompromising attitude towards quality maintenance. Tea drinkers at all corners of the globe unequivocally vouch for Premier's Tea, a brand that delivers non-adulterated Packaged Tea packed with the Passion of Purity.
Premier's Tea Limited was founded in December 1988 by our Chairman and Managing Director Mr. H.A. Shah. Although coming from an engineering background and being a tea lover himself, his dream was to fill the gap in the tea segment, specifically for value added pure Indian Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra and other pure blends of teas, for the niche and mass market. Though, India is known to be a quality & quantity producer, but unfortunately pure teas at that time were rarely available in the International markets and even if available, at a very high price. He put all his efforts and dedication into where his passion lay and started building up the infrastructure...the beginning of PREMIER'S TEA.
By late 1999, we started looking for new technologies and new machines around the world and also a bigger space to set up the new tea plant. The process took more than 4 years and in 2004, Premier's started setting up its new tea plant at P-52 Hide Road, Kolkata - 700 088, on a sprawling area of 80,000 sq.ft. The company installed a State-of-the-art tea plant, completely imported from Japan, which was the first of its kind in entire South-east Asia, besides Japan. The Unit was assembled in Kolkata by Japanese engineers, to clean all impurities and all sorts of alien and unwanted materials from all grades of teas. The new plant has a capacity of approx. 3,000 kilograms of tea per shift along with vacuumized packaging facility for bulk teas, automatic packaging of teas in cartons, metal caddies and as well as tea bags.
We have also installed a Pyramid tea bag machines with pouch for leaf tea and a cold storage system for storage of fruit & flower infusion raw materials. The result is that today Premier's Tea whether in bulk or packet, measures up to International Standards of acceptability, including standards of packaging for niche markets and mass markets. The company is certified against HACCP, Food Safety System Certification 22000:2010, ISO 22000:2005, and the manufacturing units also comply with organic tea standards related to India organic USDA, EU & JAS.