Author: rajivlochan

Serving Society with Superior Quality Products

Tea in Italy…

Stephano & Luca started a magazine called Fogli and dream of planting tea in Italy. As usual my fate brought me there and the collection of seeds made us meet and this led to the link in their second issue in the magazine. Now I know this will lead to a visit to see the plants as…
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Lochan Japan…

Chitoshe Sashida took up the mantle upon herself to form Lochan Japan and after first knowing Miura San of Mitsui Norin in 1985 it became a long journey to reach today where I stood on this platform to receive this Gold award from Shizuoka prefecture governor during 2016 O-Cha festival on Diwali day and it…
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Australian tea masters..

To train the masters you need a master and that is where Shrayan Johnson excells at. Coming out of nowhere almost from the land which didn’t see tea till recently or even drank it regularly,  she is risen as a new star on the horizon of tea education worldwide and the Tea Master’s Cup is…
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Doke in China…

It is a dream of every tea person to evolve a tea and establish it among the consumers and in my case it is Doke which made me sit up and realise that it is it’s sweetness which makes people like it who are little distanced to Indian teas because of their astringency be it…
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Babette Donaldson…

World Tea Expo gave me many good friends and Babette is one such person so deeply involved with tea. I remember Louise Roberg of Canadian Tea Association said in International Tea Forum 2015 in Wuhan that tea stories should be included in children’s education curriculum so as to inculcate the importance of this world’s healthiest…
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Namhah..

A name carries a thousand values and they need to be defined clearly – sometimes good and sometimes bad. Namhah – a start-up like many others has a strong team made up of Tamas Leidal and others from across the globe to present teas from Doke and Rungneet from us. Now it is up to us as to what to present there and…
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Geoffrey Norman….

I always used another shirt to meet this guy whose yell Rajiiiiiiiiiv still rings in my ears although it was few years ago. My ardent supporter and motivator he wrote so much for us and did a Bourbon experiment with Doke black fusion which I am going to built upon as I read this corn based whisky…
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Phil…

Some people give you more value than others and Phil Holman is one such person whose passion for tea is beyond a point where you tend to give him more then you can. We have been on the Internet around ten years together and Godaddy is our introducer in this fathomless tea world of annual four billion…
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Lochan Japan..

Chitoshe Sashida san from Tokyo met me first in Foodex 2011 – a year after tsunami when the talk of radiation were going strong – and that trip blossomed into a friendship strong enough to get converted into establishment of Lochan Japan in 2016 which resulted in a gold medal in O-Cha festival competition and launch of…
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Tealet…

Elyse Peterson crystalized the concept of a small tea grower as a tea maker also at Obubu tea farm in Wazuka near Kyoto in Japan in my mind when I visited Japan on the invitation of Matsu San of International Tea Farm Alliance in March 2011 whence the idea of a tea to be made…
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