We are a Vietnam based company with Vietnamese and British partners. At least one time each year we travel throughout the country to meet with our suppliers, to discuss how to improve the character and presentation of the teas and also to search out new teas. In addition to this, however, we speak to our suppliers on a regualr and ongoing basis.
All of the teas we offer are sourced direct by ourselves. There are no middlemen involved. We are not tied to any producers and have strict criteria for selecting teas. Generally they are from small artisan producers who we have built strong working relationships with. The teas must be clean, pure, have great taste and character and we must be sure that we are working with people that we know and trust. Our goal is to create an awareness about quality tea from Vietnam to the point that customers will start to seek it out. This can only be achieved by providing high quality products and looking towards continuous improvement. We believe that as a result of our travels and research that we have the finest range of teas available from Vietnam.
There can be many pitfalls when you are looking to buy specialist teas. With our direct sourcing policy and the strength of our supplier partnerships from small producers we are confident that we can protect you from disappointment. We can achieve this by inspecting and sorting teas delivered to our store (and we are experienced in what we are looking for) to ensure that: