After Arshad Khan Now Chai Wali advocate Lahori student
When Uppma Virdi walked into SBS Melbourne office in November last year with a wire rack full of tea cups in her hand, there was not a hint that she would be known as a renowned community and business leader.
Yet, just one year later the 26-year-old has won the title of Business Woman of the Year at the 2016 Indian Australian Business and Community Awards (IABCA) at a glittering ceremony in Sydney last week, after turning her passion for Indian tea into a successful business in Australia.
While doing her day job at a law firm,Uppma started her tea business ‘Chai Walli’ which literally means a female tea seller, a little over two years ago. But she inherited her passion for tea from her grandfather, a doctor specialising in herbs and spices.