Bulk Tea Store
Who Are We?
specializes in teas produced from the most sought-after locations in
China, and from there, the cream of the crop - high grades that seldom
make it to the West. We work solely with tea gardens and locals who
know their teas inside out.
We are a small team. I
am primarily based in the United Kingdom. My partner is in China. He's responsible for the sourcing
Why Work With Us?
finest Chinese tea is usually found in areas of natural scenic beauty
with long history of tea-making. In these areas, productions
are dominated by small tea gardens. Finding them can be tricky.
Avalanche of highly profitable fakes does not help either.
Western vendors cut out the middlemen and work with these tea gardens
directly. This approach pays rich dividends. The challenge is to find
someone reliable to deal with. It's not uncommon for tea gardens to take advantage of visitors.
As you may have
already noticed, tea growers are seldom tea-sellers. The best
tea-sellers are usually a local with expert knowledge, preferably with
family connections to the growers. They get the best price. They’re too
passionately proud of their teas to dilute it.
have gone through the process of finding them in the few tea gardens
that we represent. We’ve tested the quality of our tea in the online
store. We keep our profits and expenses to the lowest.
We maintain an online
store. It gives us first-hand feedback on the quality of our tea
gardens from a wide range of drinkers. Many of our customers are
experienced. They have tried teas from different vendors. A small
number of them are proficient. You can read their feedback to get a
feel of the quality of our tea we are representing.
objectives are aligned to the tea gardens. We aim to move as much tea
as possible. We can guarantee that the quality of the bulk tea is as
good as the tea sold through our online store.
really special teas are only available in small quantity. The Store
sells an even smaller quantity. To make the tea garden happy, we’d
love to work with a few vendors who can move the tea more quickly.
Bulk Store Policy
Given that our teas are very
expensive, we do not give out free samples. They are available for
order from our online store. All purchases are covered under our 30-day
If you like smaller samples
than those available from the Store, please contact us.
Order and Pricing
Bulk prices are available for a
minimum order of 1 kilogram. Our price is set as the tea garden prices
+ transaction costs + 10% profits. They do not include freight,
shipping and insurance.
If you like to buy tea in
smaller quantity, visit our online store. Discounts are available for
Tribute Dragon Well Tea
represent Liu's tea garden in the Weng village of West Lake, Hangzhou.
It’s an authentic Shifeng or Lion Peak Xihu Longjing tea. Shifeng
Longjing tea has always been acknowledged by Chinese tea experts to be
the top variety of Longjing tea.
The tea garden is
situated in the middle of the Lion Peak Mountain. It is a tribute tea
garden because it supplies the Chinese White House, Zhong Nan Hai. It’s
not certified organic, but no pesticides or chemicals are used. The
White House conducts chemical tests regularly, the tea garden is too
willing to comply.
Anti-fake certificate is
available upon request.
For further information
about Longjing tea, please visit
Dragon Well Tea – A
For further information about the
tribute tea garden, please visit
Tribute Dragon Well
The tea garden divides the tea into 7
grades, 4 of which are of Pre-Ming quality.
Date||Price ex Delivery($)/kilogram|
Pin||10 to 11 March 2007||550|
to 15 March 2007||310|
to 24 March 2007||250|
to 31 March 2007||220|
vendors are already selling the Lion Peak Longjing tea online. The two
most credible competitors are teaspring.com and sevencups.com.
obtains their tea from one of the “production companies” from West
Lake. The company does not own the tea gardens. They buy tea from the
garden, filter, grade, package and sell it.
The company tends to
source their tea from a variety of tea gardens from the region. A tea
garden at the bottom of the hill will generally be less valuable than
one on top.
Teaspring sells the top grade at US$52.90 per 50 grams.
obtains their tea directly from also a tribute tea garden in the same
village. I expect their quality to be similar or better than ours,
although personally I find it hard to believe that a 70-year-old is
able to undertake tea-roasting himself.
Sevencups sells at US$72.90 per 50 grams.
be happy to airmail or seamail the tea. Roughly speaking, airmail
costs about $6 per small parcel (up to 1.5 kilogram) plus $3.00 per 100
If you like further information on the shipping costs, you can visit Yunnan Sourcing ebay pages for a rough guide.
Any questions? Contact us.