Menstruation still a taboo – Unipads launches unique tea cycle calendar to raise awareness around menstruation

Unipads launches infusion tea cycle calendar that dissolves menstruation taboo


Ahmedabad, April 24:  Unipads, which makes affordable reusable cloth napkins to ensure menstrual hygiene and works to address taboos associated with menstruation, has collaborated with Tea Promoters India to design an innovative Tea Cycle infusion calendar to raise awareness around menstruation and help women deal better with the natural phenomenon.


Crores of Indian women go through pain, cramps, headache, fatigue, and cravings during their monthly periods without really knowing what goes on inside their bodies. The body also undergoes biological changes during the periods, leaving many women confused. The lack of information leads to doubts and insecurities that follow them all their lives.


“Even in today’s age, menstruation is seen as a taboo subject. A lot of women have little or no understanding of periods and as a result, they don’t know how best to deal with them. Our innovative Tea Cycle calendar is to raise awareness around menstruation. It informs and guides women through each day of menstruation and the biological changes that take place. And the best is that it happens when they are relaxed and open to conversation, i.e. during teatime,” said Geeta Solanki, Founder, Unipads. “It is a kit to discover with parents, partners, friends, and classmates and break beliefs that put their physical and mental health at risk. Greater awareness among women and girls also empowers them to have a healthier life,” Solanki said further.


The Tea Cycle is a unique infusion calendar with 28 tea sachets, i.e. a different tea for every day of the period. It allows girls and women to learn what their body is going through on that day and what symptoms they might experience. The 28 tea are created with ingredients that help them manage physical pain and other symptoms better. If needed, the tea cycle calendar will be distributed by Unipads through their NGO or CSR collaborations in the future.


Just around one-third of the menstruating females in India use sanitary napkins due to a lack of awareness, lack of affordability or taboo. Unipads is on a mission to bridge this gap by ensuring the availability of affordable and reusable cloth napkins to ensure menstrual hygiene. Unipads trains and employs women to manufacture cloth pads. Its manufacturing unit in a village in Gujarat employs more than 150 women and generates a steady source of income for them while improving the menstrual health of lakhs of women.


Tea Promoters India was founded in 1980 to promote sustainable tea cultivation through organic, biodynamic and fair trade practices. Its holistic approach helps it produce the highest quality teas with full transparency and traceability. It grows tea in Darjeeling, Assam, Dooars, and South India.