A 75 year old young entrepreneur
At 55 years old Captain Mehta started Delhi-NCR’s most loved tea shop, Teasta. After 22 years he opened the next. He shares the secrets of success
Mr. Mehra opened Teasta in 1996. He was fifty five years old. At first he ran it from his car garage. Then in 2002 he shifted it to Godavari complex in sector 37, Noida. Today it enjoys cult following amongst the residents of Noida, students of various colleges and schools and tea lovers. Even today he doesn’t forget to manage the counter. He loves helping his customers in choosing the right tea or loose tea leaves. He turned seventy five last year.
He reminds me of Ray Croc, the founder of Mcdonald’s, who had set up Mcdonald’s at age 53. Similarities end here. Unlike Croc, who was already a businessman, Mr. Mehra had worked in army and a British trading company; Jardine Henderson.
I asked him why did he start the shop?”_
*He said, “I...
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