Quality assurance

Quality is a vast area which covers every aspect of a product starting from the cultivation to production to packaging to the delivery of the final product. We at Octavius  focus on providing our clients with the freshest and purest tea and coffee. We instill trust through professionalism, our rich cultural heritage, pre-independence roots that have helped in cementing our position in the minds of our customers.
Being amongst the largest tea and coffee manufacturers in India, our USP is that we not only root for high levels of quality, but also aim at delivering precision within stipulated time. 
We own one of the finest tea plantations in West Bengal spread across 2400 hectares (area under tea plantation) have an annual yield of 2 million kgs of tea. The company possesses an independent set up of HACCP and ISO22000:2005 certified processing and packaging units.

To give you the best, we make sure that every step involved in the tea making process is done to perfection.

Plucking: A great emphasis is given to plucking the perfect tea leaves, as  good raw material (Tea Leaf ) is a must to produce tea with a unique flavour. This can be achieved only by maintaining fine plucking standards.

Withering: “Withering makes or mars the tea” is a well known fact  in planter’s perception. This is one of the most important steps in tea processing as manufacturing the desired quality of  tea  is ensured by maintaining the desired level of withering. A great attention is given to ensure the right level of withering.

Fermentation:  Special  attention is paid to maintain the right temperature, humidity and the duration of fermentation to ensure that the flavour of the tea remains intact.

Firing/Drying: The tea leaves are fired at optimally regulated temperature to produce the best quality of tea. The process of drying of the produced tea caters to the enhancement of  flavor of  the tea so utmost  care is taken not to over-cook the leaves .

Grading: Grading is done by sifting through meshes carefully to sort the tea  into different shapes and sizes perfectly.

Weighing and Packing: Strict inspection is done while the teas are weighed and packed into tea chests or paper sacks or poly pouches for retailing and exports.

In a nutshell, strict quality checks are done by our skilled estate managers, tea tasters, in order to bring you 100% certified and quality assured products, therefore setting a benchmark. We ensure that we deliver the freshest tea, we prepare ourselves before-hand to let the pure products reach you with no middlemen coming in between. We understand how tea aficionados globally are thorough about the quality and taste of teas, due to which we make sure that none of products go through any kind of experimentation, adulteration or go haywire, diluting the fineness of the tea that is fresh from our gardens.
Our Coffee division was established in the year 1986 presently having coffee plantations in Coorg District in Karnataka and the plantations are ably supported by curing facilities at Kushalnagar with 20,000 MT PA capacity. We established our Coffee division around three decades back  in the year 1986. Presently we have coffee plantations in Coorg District in Karnataka and the plantations are  supported by the competent curing facilities at Kushalnagar with 20,000 MT PA capacity.

To create a perfect cup of coffee, we grow it, pluck it and process it for you. Selective harvesting is done with special attention to carefully hand pick only the ripened berries. Natural fermentation is done to maximize flavour development thereby achieving a high standard of quality. To develop the colour and flavour in the bean, soaking is done of the washed beans under fresh water over night and slow drying is done under natural lights. To improve the quality of coffee, grading of coffee beans at curing level involves separation of beans according to size, shape and density followed by meticulous garbling done with precision. We grow it, pluck it and process it for you to create a perfect cup of coffee. Selective harvesting is done with a lot of attention given to carefully hand pick only the ripened berries. The process of fermentation is natural to maximize the development of flavor  thereby achieving a high standard of quality. Soaking of the washed beans is done under fresh water over night and slow drying is done under natural lights to develop the colour and flavour in the bean. Grading of coffee beans at curing level is done by  separating  beans according to size, shape and density followed by meticulous garbling done with precision to improve the quality of coffee.

There has never been a time when we haven’t strived for perfection, and in this process we have been updating our techniques, our product range and our quality, so that we can match up to the expectation bar set by you, if not being able to cross it. It gives us immense pleasure to mention that our products are of premium quality and are  known for their rarity and purity and we deliver products of the highest quality . A sip of our Tea or Coffee delivers an experience that gives the assurance to our consumers that they have chosen the right product. When you join the ever expanding family of Octavius Emporium, it is a legacy that engulfs you through the experience that you get to live, and also cement the bond further over decades and decades!

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