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Why did an Indian firm just send Donald Trump a package with 6000 teabags of Assam green tea?

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 July 2016, 16:03 IST

Donald Trump, the Republican US presidential nominee has received 6,000 tea bags from an Indian tea company with a message saying that it is never to late to "cleanse yourself".

"Dear Mr Trump, namaste from India, we are sending you lots and lots of natural green tea. It fights against harmful free radicals. It helps purify mind and body and regain a healthy balance. It has also proven to make people smarter. Please Mr Trump drink the tea. For your sake, for America's sake, for the world's sake," Kolkata-based Te-A-Me Teas said in a video explaining the idea of sending green tea to Trump.

"The message is simple: Mr Trump, it's never too late to cleanse yourself," the company said on Wednesday, a day after its representatives delivered a consignment of some 6,000 green tea bags to the Trump Towers in New York.

"Donald Trump has the whole world worried... we can't stop him, but maybe we can change him," the video said.

The cost of the tea consignment, sufficient for four years, was not made public by the company.

"We believe that green tea with all its goodness can help Mr Trump and in turn benefit his country and the world at large," said an official of the company, adding that the consignment of tea bags is based on the presumption that the real estate tycoon would drink three cups a day.

"If he needs more, we'll be happy to provide. Green tea has been proven to fight against harmful free radicals and cleanse the mind and bodies, helping one regain a healthy balance," he said, adding that these green teas can help change Trump for the better.

The Trump campaign did not respond to questions on the green tea bags from India.


First published: 14 July 2016, 16:03 IST