Tea selection without the use of ambiguous traders
Tea-Adventure is based in China (and Europe). Our responsibility is to select the best quality for the most reasonable price.
There are many teaproducers who produce low quality tea, to satisfy the price obsession of traders and some tea merchants. We had to invest many years in China to find the right tea growers, select their best teas, and negotiate a reasonable price.
This has been a learning proces for us as well, since many tea growers have a lot of experience in selling their cheapest teas for the highest price. If they do not know you and it seems like you do not know everything about their tea, they feel free to sell you inferior tea.
Besides the price obsession, this ‘cheating’ is one of the main reasons almost all teas outside China are of low quality. Whether or not their customers drink tea of high quality is less important to these traders than the money they can earn by selling an inferior product.
So how do we select our teas:
- Sustainable tea garden (or organic)
- Quality of the product (only great taste)
- Owners with passion for their tea (including happy employees, we talk to as well)