Dattu Hegde started his carrier as a tea farmer by joining a leading plantation company in India.
He served in many popular tea growing regions of India managing large commercial tea plantation for over 28 years. Towards the later part of his carrier he was made the head of plantations by the same company and later he joined as the International marketing head for leading plantation companies in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Africa.
His active involvement in the tea industry for over 30 years gave him an integral knowledge and understanding of, not only tea growing and manufacture, but also value addition and marketing. In short, he knows exactly what the consumers are looking for and how to source, blend, and package them.
After his retirement, he was exploring the possibilities of starting his own tea marketing company as he strongly believed that, backed by his years of experience in the industry, he could give the consumers the best teas at affordable prices. But he was little disappointed because large packing facilities were not willing to pack teas in small volumes as their overhead costs did not permit them to do so.
But Dattu did not give up. He believed that everyone whether big or small has the right to be in business. Therefore, he founded Casa Lumina Teas Ltd. a tea solution enterprise to serve every one whether big or small.
Casa Lumina Teas is geared to do: sourcing, value additions, private label packing and marketing.