How we find our tea
Our sourcing follows on simple rule: we only buy what we love to drink. That means spending years developing hard-won relationships with farmers and trusted merchants to find great bargains and premium leaves at a quality rarely accessible to the Western market.
Because of these relationships, and our dedication to traditional tea, we’re even able to commission special batches of tea styles that are sadly disappearing due to changing customer demands and the difficult realities of the tea business. While we offer many kinds of tea, our focus is on single-origin, unblended styles that have stood the test of time and enjoy the benefits of centuries of experience.
To us, a good tea does more than taste delicious. It should also have a pleasing aroma and lasting finish, and it should stimulate your mind and relax your whole body. In short, good tea makes you feel good.
While this holistic approach to tea is common in Asia, it’s still relatively new to the United States, where a razor focus on flavors and tasting notes reign supreme. At our shop, we help guests explore these deeper levels of appreciation. Pay a visit to try a cup yourself , and stop by our weekly events to meet some new tea friends, because a cup of tea is always best when shared.
Tea Sourcing Trip 2018
Join us for the adventure from the comfort of your own home. We cannot possibly bring back all of the great teas we find—sometimes we are looking for something specific to bring to our shelves, we curate a version for the shop more suited for the season, and there simply isn't enough—but the Tea Traveler is a chance for us to share the experience of the travels for tea along the way with you.
Every Tea Traveler box is unique and contains 30 different single-serve teas. Shipping fees are waived if you would like to pick up the teas in shop.
Gift wrapping is available upon request. We will be sending these teas early June.