NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — "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 message explaining why the company had chosen to send the tycoon free tea.
The company delivered a huge consignment containing 6,000 bags of Assam green tea to the Trump Towers in New York, with a message that it is never too late to ‘cleanse yourself'.
"Donald Trump has the whole world worried. We cannot stop him, but maybe we can change him," Sumit Shah, Managing Director of the company, said in video.
According to Shah, the consignment of tea bags is based on the presumption that the real estate tycoon would drink three cups a day and if he needs more we will 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. These green teas can help change Trump for the better," Shah told Sputnik in an exclusive interview.
Shah further told Sputnik that, "There have been lot of extreme reactions to Donald Trump and what he thinks. We firmly believe in the good power of the tea that it brings to us. We thought we could take a slightly less offensive approach towards the whole thing and urge him to purify his mind and body and gain a healthy balance. That's the idea that we are going after."
Sumit Shah denied that this is merely a publicity stunt. "No it's definitely not for publicity as we do not even sell our products in the US. If it would have been for the publicity then I would have sent this tea to someone in India first," Shah told Sputnik.
American Republican presidential candidate nominee Donald Trump has a large following in India, where some of his followers are worshiping Hindu gods so that he can become the next US president. On the other hand, however, many Indians are concerned about his brash, xenophobic speeches.