About

Teaphile:

n: a lover of the art and craft of camellia sinensis. 

Growing up in Guangdong, China, gongfu cha as a practice and philosophy made an impact on me from a young age. The farther I am from home, the more I find comfort in reconnecting to simplicity, to a feeling that predates a description with words.

We are a global community of teaphiles committed to spreading the knowledge of Chinese gongfu tea, and have been making consciously sourced artisan teas more accessible since 2016. Our teas are grown and harvested from small family-owned farms in China. Free of pesticides and chemicals, they are handcrafted with care in small batches using traditional techniques.

By expanding an open dialogue between tea makers and tea lovers, teaphiles are dedicated to practicing and perfecting the discipline of gongfu tea. We strive to incorporate the lessons tea offers to us, one leaf at a time.      

A platform built on traditions to empower community and craftsmanship, we extend our invitation to engage your senses.

Are you a teaphile?       

MISSION:

Teaphile is a spreading community driven to deepen the understanding of heritage and traditions through gongfu tea as a folk art. Tracing the diaspora of tea, we directly source high quality tea from family farms in China.

VALUES:

Community: we source directly from family farms producing high quality teas with traditional techniques.

Quality: we visit the farms annually and select quality leaves based on the season’s harvest in order to deliver the best flavor profile possible.

Sustainability: we use recyclable materials for packaging.

Traditions: we strive to continue community-centered practices and make traditional gongfu tea more accessible.

Mindful Consumption: we focus on working with clientele and retailers whose values align with our own in a common mission to honor tradition and bring people together through a higher level of awareness of what we put into our bodies, how we spend our money, and what kind of relationships we are cultivating with each other and with mother nature. Each of our actions derive from the awareness that our individual consumption has a larger impact than our direct experience. We strive to contribute in ways that impact the best interests of our community.

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