Though tea culture has existed in China for centuries, today’s Internet technology allows for great innovation in connecting tea lovers around the world with extraordinary high quality teas at affordable prices. Here at Teas and Thes, we are dedicated to tea. We understand the connection between today’s technology and providing quality products for a global economy. We see ourselves as a bridge between the old and the new, and we are here to stay because …
We want to make sure you can greet the ancient history of tea for years to come.
- Chris Yang
- Angel Chen
- Wenny Ren
Chinese Tea is one of the best two Chinese products (the other one is silk). We dedicate ourselves to serving you, our customers, with affordable high quality Chinese teas with a wide variety of tea products and teaware.
---- Chris Yang"
My wife Angel and I were unexpectedly invited to visit the Organic Tea Garden in the mountainous region of Fuding, Fujian in Spring, 2010. There, we experienced an authentic Organic Tea Farm irrigated by clear beautiful lake water. The tea trees here are grown without any pesticides or insecticides. Imagine our surprise in learning they used solar energy light to attract soil-enriching worms. Looking around from the top of mountain, what we saw was the crowded vista of tea trees growing in this rich organic soil beneath a golden sunset. At that moment, we were deeply shocked and impressed. We feel we had stepped into the Pure Land of Xanadu Shangri-La. We could not forget the experience of drinking the rare eight-year old White Tea grown there. Never had we tasted such mellowness.
Little did I know that this visit, which I just considered a wonderful experience, would one day soon become the impetus for us to establish our Teas and Thes tea business.
At the end of 2010, when I was drinking tea with my friend Philippe Vannier who comes from France and now lives in China. We worked together for more than five years. We often talk about the difference of culture between Eastern and Western countries. He told me that in the past, drinking coffee had become extremely popular but now drinking tea has become fashionable. He added that it is easy to find a wide variety of coffees and coffee shops, but not easy to find high quality tea in France. There were few choices of teas abroad. As we talked, I shared Angel’s and my experience of traveling to the Organic Tea Garden that year.
As we enjoyed our conversation, I suddenly realized that with my skills in the e-commerce world, and the amazing teas that are grown in China, a way could be found to connect tea lovers all over the world with high quality tea at affordable prices.
Today, we get help from many tea partners who are as excited about the prospects as we are, and encourage us to develop this unique market niche. Ms. Zhou Juan invited us to visit their Organic Tea Garden in Fuding teaching us about the growing process of White Tea. Pu-erh Tea expert Mr. Zhou Zhirong who grew up in Fengqing, Yunan, the origin of Pu-erh Tea, taught us how to distinguish tea trees and Pu-erh tea. His grandfather, father, and he have dedicated their lives to growing this tea. His grandfather, now 90, is still vigorous (perhaps because of the Pu-erh tea)! We got help from so many tea farmers and tea partners.
Founder Ms. Lin Fang and her husband Mr. Lei Long, guided us through their Organic Tie Guan Yin Tea Garden in Zhangzhou, Fujian giving us a comprehensive knowledge of Tie Guan Yin Tea. Ms. Liao Qunyan from Hangzhou introduced us to the subtle differences between Long Jing teas. Director Lv Zhiqian from Taiwan Tea Association took us through the Ooloong tea process steps, and teachers at the Hua Xia Tea Training School carefully provided us with an overall knowledge of tea trees, tea processing, and how to brew tea. Because of these personal relationships with such distinguished tea experts, we have become passionate about connecting such high quality teas with our global world of tea lovers.
We also get wonderful feedback from those who have purchased and enjoyed Teas and Thes teas which encourages us to bring even more good teas to tea lovers all over the world.
Here is some of the feedback we get:
“I looked everywhere for my beloved Pu-erh tea which I happened to taste once in a tearoom in Seattle. Imagine my delight when I found it at TeaVivre. The ordering was simple; the delivery surprisingly quick. Now I have a regular dependable supplier. This tea is so smooth, yet it gives me the caffeine I need to start my day.” — Bella Erakko, Hannibal, Missouri
“Having lived in China and now back in the US, I have had a most difficult time finding good quality longjing tea as most Americans don't appreciate quality teas. Everyone drinks Starbucks or tea from a bleached bag. The search is over and the quality has been found. After having purchased from a few different websites and stores, I'll look no further than Teavivre. Great quality and they sent two large samples of other tea from their website. Stop shopping around, you're already at the site from which you should purchase if you want quality tea! " — By Hamilton C.
“I purchased the Premium Grade Dragon Well Green tea (Longjing). I lived in Hangzhou China for 3 years on an international assignment. Behind my house were mountains terraced with Longjin tea fields. We became fans of Longjin tea and believe it’s the best available. This tea purchased from "Teavivre" is exactly the same as we purchased directly in Hangzou. Its totally different from anything you can purchase in the US. Definitely worth the money and a great experience.” —By Bill
“I was in China last fall and bought tea at a plantation in Hangzhou. I could not find anything equivalent here and my husband ordered this for me. It is perfect!! Saved us the expense of returning to China because I cannot live without it.” —By gartenn
I never dreamed that sipping tea that day at the Organic Tea Garden would change my life — and hopefully yours as well. But I feel honored to be the intermediary between so many high quality tea farms and you, our customer. My greatest dream is to provide you many years of wonderful teas that can be gratefully and deeply enjoyed. May we drink tea together.