Can we mass-produce Tulsi Tea?
We purchased ₹1000 worth of basil, which arrived a few days later.
We spent the subsequent days quickly cleaning, de-stemming, steaming, and drying the leaves. Our entire house began to smell like basil. This work had to be done in a time-bound fashion so the leaves retain their freshness.
The next problem was where to buy 50 gram air-tight boxes to package all of these dried leaves for sales. We contacted vendors on Indiamart.com and eventually selected a Ghaziabad based vendor who sold us 100 boxes for ₹3500, including shipping.
Measuring the dried leaves and packing the boxes introduced Sabi to how to use weighing machines. She eventually carefully measured and packed all the tea into 33 tea boxes!