Entrepreneurs are the real hero’s whose stories are not spoken of. Today’s interview is about a woman reigning the food business with her unique approach and creative business ideals. Bringing to you a true entrepreneur,Roopanshi Bhatt, Co – owner & Founder Tea Villa Cafe Chain and her take on entrepreneurship.
You have been in this business for a long time now, how according to you has the industry
changed from the time you started to today?
It’s been 5 long years since we started the Tea Villa Cafe.Half a decade ago there was no other brand which specifically focused on Tea’s and multi cuisine. Being one of the Tea Connoisseurs, Tea Villa Café has introduced 50 types of green teas along with a wide range of premium and exotic teas.
How do you generate new ideas?
With a troop of enthusiastic and innovative Chefs and Barista Masters willing to explore the all-new culinary terrain with an obsession to curate the never tasted combinations and touching the vertical that no one has done before.
What is so special about the Tea villa?
Tea Villa special I would say is the state of art fine dine that our restaurant brings together, an unusual and elongated menu comprising of different varieties of teas and multiple types of cuisines under one roof, which again is freshly cooked in a live kitchen with an elegant décor. Its basically extension of an analogous feeling for your comfortable abodes making you feel special and relaxed.
Where do you aim to take your brand?
Our initial motive was to reach the international market which was achieved back in 2018 when we launched our first outlet in Singapore, This achievement doesn’t laid us on rest, we are working tremendously with an exuberant vision to grow in UAE, London and Canada. With a parallel effort to spread our wings in all cities of India even trying to step in into the 3 tire cities.
Well your website shows a wide variety flavours to choose from, so how have these flavours of tea been curated?
100 varieties of teas with an assortment of different categories like rooibos, oolong, exclusive hand crafted teas, black spiced tea, fruit tisane, white and herbal green tea along with a few winning patrons of milk based tea have been curated with different flavours and spices according to the taste buds of our beloved guests.
What are your ideals?
My Mom is the source of my inspiration she always believed me and never let me give up on my dreams. She unconditionally nurtured and motivated me and importantly her unique tea recipes was the seed to the brand Tea Villa Café.
Where is the tea you use grown?
We import our teas from the fields of Germany(Chamomile) Eastern Europe, China(lapsang souchong) with some tea from the botanical tea gardens from Assam and Darjeeling.
How did the idea for your business come about?
Being a wedding planner I was always on the go, teas were the only thing which uplifted and enriched me. During that phase I fell in love with different variety of teas, this is what the seed came from. Tea Villa Café Chain was brought together by me and my business partner Mr. Micky Panjwani.
What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur?
I had a dream and believing in my dreams was the main driving force to bring up this café. When I told this to my family, my mother being the biggest supporter to guide me through all the paths.
How did you come up with this name for your company?
Tea Villa Café, the name says it all completed focused on Tea and having an array of teas under one roof. The name is simple so that the customers can easily remember its name.
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How do you build a successful customer base?
Tea Villa Café always aims at customer satisfaction. We serve to delight the customers and serve our purpose. A happy customer is our success of customer base.
What according to you which flavour of tea is a tea villa special?
Tea Villa has diverse variety of Tea’s but Tea Villa Specials are Kashmiri Zaffran, Sulemani Tea, Chamomile Tea, Jasmine Green Tea.
What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
The best aspect of being an entrepreneur is to motivate and bring up people who wish to start something on their own. I have been driven by my friends and relatives to walk on this part of being creative.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
The most satisfying moment is when the customers are full of contentment, and appreciate your hard work. Positive feedback and recognition for quality work is what makes us realize the brand growth.
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What piece of advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?
A piece of advice for them would be to never give up on your dreams and at least try once to just go ahead to not have any regrets in future. Your zeal and passion of fulfilling your dream and surely will achieve one day.