Tata Global Beverages Limited (TGBL) today announced the re-launch of its flagship Tata Tea Premium brand in Pune. According to Tata Tea, Premium is currently the largest packet tea brand in the country accounting for an all-India value share of 8 per cent and it dominates several states in the North, East and Western parts of the country. Earlier, the relaunch took place in Bhubaneswar and Lucknow.
The brand was launched in 1985 in India with the introduction of the poly pack. In 2003 it became the country’s largest brand. Tata Tea holds brands like Premium, Gold, Agni and Life under its umbrella.
Speaking on the occasion of the re-launch of Tata Tea Premium, Sushant Dash, vice president, marketing, TGBL said, "The intent of this re-launch is to take this brand further in this journey. What differentiates Tata Tea Premium from the others in the market is a unique blend which gives a cup of tea other brands find very difficult to match. Tata tea Premium commands a value share of 5.6 per cent
in Maharashtra, which is a highly fragmented market with a large number of local players operating. Maharashtra is one of the biggest tea markets in the country and the Tata Tea brand has a very good equity in this market hence Maharashtra is one of the focus states for Tata Global Beverages."
Tata Tea Premium sells two variants in the state. Tata Tea Premium Dust (red pack) has a strong presence in the southern and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra. The leaf variant (green pack) sells in Mumbai, Pune and certain other parts of Maharashtra.