Dr J. Bhagwati, the High Commissioner of India in the UK, inaugurated the show and there was a symbolic pouring of the tea from a huge teapot into a cup by Madhusudan Prasad and Tea Board of India chairman MGVK Bhanu. A mini tea garden was created inside the Royal Festival Hall, narrating the story of tea production. The entire hall came alive with the drumbeats, along with Bhangra performance and other Indian dance performances, which were a major attraction of the day's event.
The crowd got the opportunity to see a display of and sample a delectable selection of some of the finest teas of India from a stationary tram, decorated with signages of different types of Indian tea. There were stalls by other commodity boards like coffee board, spices board and APEDA.