Former Prime Minister David Cameron experiences T-Sticks!
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron recently met T-Sticks founder Ricky Kothari and has joined the legions of fans who love T-Sticks. He was wowed by their inimitable taste, aroma and the clever convenience.
The Former Prime Minister and Secretary of State thought the innovation of T-Sticks was a great concept, they sympathised with the problem of messy teabags. The Former Prime Minister seemed to really enjoy his sip of the Minty Moroccan Green Tea.
David Cameron invited T-Sticks of London to China on his next trade mission.
It was the second time in a week T-Sticks met the PM as a question was put directly in front of 1000 delegates at the British Chamber of Commerce 2015 annual conference. T-Sticks asked - How is the Government supporting international trade for British businesses?
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RK: Hi David, nice to meet you
DC: Tea in a stick, how does that work?
RK: Avoiding the mess of the messy teabag. Do not need a teaspoon: no mess no drips, great for the campaign.
DC: was there a lightbulb moment when this came to you?
RK: there was, I was working in a corporate organisation and spilt tea before a Board meeting
DC: And also what you do with the teabags
RK: exactly. Thank you for answering my question on Tuesday, regarding international trade
DC: oh! That was you?
RK: yes that was me! Second time in a week!
DC: so you came up with the idea, then you had to do a lot of research on how big to make holes
RK: yes and how rigid to make the stick for it to take the hot water
DC: and what sort of teas do you have?
RK: all the standard range, we have breakfast tea, earl grey, this is mint...
DC: oh right, well let’s have a sip. What’s that like? I love mint tea... that’s really nice actually
RK: yes refreshing, just add your milk and your sugar
DC: and you can just leave the stick in while you’re drinking?
RK: yes or take it out with no drips
DC: how come no drips? Is this just what it does?
RK: because it doesn’t drip out the holes
DC: that is very very smart. So where are you selling these?
RK: so we market to hotels/restaurants at the moment. We are just doing a new box packaging to get into retail. The next step is China
DC: Selling tea to China? That’s cool, if you can do that you’ll have to come on my next trade mission