A Sanyasi came down from the Himalayas and set himself up in Kathmandu. People flocked around him. His following grew day by day. Amongst those who visited the Sanyasi regularly was Mr. Ashwini Agrawal – the MD of Shakun Tea Industries. First, the Sanyasi gave him an occasional glance but after a month called him to his side.
"What do you do? " he enquired.
"I run a tea business, sir, " replied Mr. Agrawal.
"Do you know about flower and fruit?"
" I am a nature lover. I enjoy fruit and flower; equally, I relish tea."
"Then, you shall be very successful in your business."
The Sanyasi gave Mr. Agrawal a formulation. A beverage with a green tea base blended with twenty herbs.
"Taste the liquor," invited the sanyasi and poured out a tumbler full for Mr. Agrawal.
"It is delicious; delicious indeed," exclaimed Mr. Agrawal.
"It is a health drink my son. Tasty too as you have just confirmed."
"It is good, very good indeed."
"Tea has many curative properties."
"Two cups a day and you are healthy."
"Like and apple a day, keeps the Doctor away."
"Yes, this formula is anti-stress, anti-ageing and keeps you fit."
"Isn't tea good for your heart?"
"Yes, it is. It is also good for all stomach ailments."
"It is a tonic. Regular drinking will keep your stomach clean. It will not allow any stone formation."
"I will collect the herbs, blend them with tea and come back to you."
Mr. Agrawal got busy to create perfection in the blend. After a month he took the magic potion with him to his Guru. But there was no one there.The Sanyasi had left; gone forever. Mr. Agrawal was naturally disappointed but he started work on his blending factory in right earnest. A modern, smart and hygienic Teenpate Herbal Tea blending unit is today, fully functional. The product is a blend of tea and ancient Nepalese Herbs.The Packet proudly declares: 'Herbal tea is a bouquet of subtle flavors'. A unique blend of ancient Nepalese Herbs with a green tea base. It refreshes, invigorates, builds up body resistance, tones up the digestive system, tones up the nervous respiratory system, tones up the circulatory system, efficient mental stimulant." You need only half-a-tea-spoon for a cup. You can add honey; sugar or lime in the steaming hot cup of Teenpate Herbal Tea for "Teenpate Herbal Tea" is what the Sanyasis' brew is today called.