Vahdam Teas Origin Story
Bala Sarda’s life dream is to share the treasures of India with the rest of the world in the hope of inspiring a healthier, kinder Earth. He began his journey with tea; a staple of India’s culture, economy, and cuisine. Born into a family of tea exporters with over 80 years of industry expertise, Sarda’s proximity to the industry gradually revealed common problems related to its sourcing and shipping processes.
The vast majority of exported tea passes through multiple middlemen before reaching its destination, resulting in greatly diminished flavor and potency. Sarda resolved to work directly with India’s tea farmers, offering fair, undiluted, livable wages and ongoing community support in exchange for the best possible product. Since 2014, Vahdam Teas has spread to all corners of the world, fulfilling part of Sarda’s personal dream and carrying on his family’s legacy.