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SARAF, the family behind SUNTIPS – A rich legacy

Integrity, honesty and an understanding of the consumers’ needs were the only assets that the late founder of M/s. Saraf Trading Corporation Pvt. Ltd., Shri. Vithalrao G Saraf possessed when he started Saraf tea in 1948. He started by selling tea on a bicycle and ended up creating one of the most respected names in the tea industry in India.

Today the group in its 3rd generation runs one of the finest tea bagging facilities in the country and delivers to the palate not just fine tea blends but also fruit and herbal infusions.

Though the list of accolades has grown long over the decades, the enthusiasm to learn the craft of making the perfect blend remains unchanged in its 7th decade. Passion and dedication marks our each cup, do try!

Awards, recognition & way forward


67 years of achievements and accolades


1948 Formation of Saraf Trading Corporation
  • Founder: V. G. SARAF
  • Domestic Commission Purchase
1956-Entry into Soviet Union Agency Purchase
  • Domestic Commission Purchase
  • Largest by then in domestic commission purchase
  • A.V Saraf & U.V Saraf join the company
  • Export business includes Egypt Govt. purchase & export to West Europe
1984 Change of Location
  • Shifting of base to Tuticorin
1987-1993 Value Addition
  • Packing & Tea Bag Operations begin
2006-EU Beckons
  • The 3rd generation joins in
  • Entry into Germany & then other markets
  • SUNTIPS brand launch

latest Updates

Hong Kong International Tea Fair 2018

16 - 18 August 2018 Hong Kong International Tea Fair 2018

SIAL Paris 2018

21 – 25 October 2018 Paris Nord Villepinte - Paris

SIAL Paris 2016

16 – 20 October 2016 Paris Nord Villepinte - Paris

SIAL Abu Dhabi 2016

5 -7 December 2016, Abu Dhabi, National Exhibition Centre

Indian Tea makes waves in Middle East

Suntips tea was featured on HMAG - Hoboken's Premier Lifestyle Magazine in its Middle East edition. as one of the exhibitors in Gulf food 2016, one of the biggest food & hospitality show in Middle Eas

SIAL Innovations Middle East 2015

7 -9 Dec 2015 SIAL Innovations Middle East 2015 National Exibition Centre , Abhudabi , UAE

Biofach India , ADLUX, Angamaly , Kochi

5- 7 November 2015 Biofach India , ADLUX, Angamaly , Kochi

Hong Kong International Tea Fair 2015

13 - 15 August 2015 Hong Kong International Tea Fair 2015

Anuga 2015

10 - 14 October 2015 Anuga 2015 taste the future Cologne 10 - 14 October 2015 Koelnmesse GmbH, Messeplatz 1 50679 Koeln, Germany