20 YEARS IN THE TEA BUSINESS IN CHINA WE KNOW CHINESE TEA BETTER
For you this means
Access to a robust network of Chinese tea experts, we know where to find great Chinese tea, year after year.
As a tea authority in China, we have absolute confidence in the quality of the tea and the knowledge we share.
Being insiders in the Chinese tea community, we have access to supreme tea that is rare even in the Chinese market.
Ms. Wu Jianli
Originally from Jiangsu province now living in Beijing, China, Jianli has more than twenty years of experience in the tea business and has visited many of the tea farms and regions in China. She is also a published author, having penned five books on Chinese tea. She is a devoted teacher of tea art and culture and a prolific planner and organizer of various tea events and international tea communication activities. She is dedicated to introducing Chinese tea culture to people and has been a guest speaker at The China Agriculture University.
Wu Jianli has the following highly recognized Chinese Tea Titles:
- Chinese National Tea Art Specialist (第一批国家高级茶艺师)
- Chinese National Tea Tasting/Appraising Specialist (第一批国家高级评茶师)
- Director of International Tea Development Research Foundation
- Member of the China International Tea Culture Institute
- Member of the China Tea Marketing Association
Chinese tea taster Zhen Lu is from a tea family with more than 20 years’ experience in high-end Chinese tea and has almost 10 years’ experience in the field herself. Working with producers, farmers and the most prominent tea masters in China has given her a deep knowledge of how terroir, varietals, plantations, processing steps, brewing, and more, effects the flavour of the tea.
Moving to North America to pursue her studies, Zhen quickly noticed a high degree of confusion around Chinese tea which led her to become a tea educator and merchant, dedicated to introducing the west to a level of fine Chinese tea never before seen outside China.
Having a background in science and engineering, Phil brings his unique “scientific” perspective to ZhenTea, focusing on the mechanism and chemistry in tea and its process. As a relative new comer to Chinese tea who is guided by a Chinese taster, Phil experiences the different approach to tea and gradually understand the nuance in teas that is much cherished in China. This tea nerd is dedicated to providing a bridge between science and intuition, and western and eastern culture.
A good tea is like wine. The terroir, the cultivar, and the process all have great impact on the quality. Tea also needs to be stored carefully, brewed properly, and tasted delicately. We want to provide tea lovers a chance to smell, taste, feel, and enjoy real high-quality Chinese tea.
The tea ceremony might be the first thing that attract you to Chinese tea, but there is much more to Chinese tea culture than just the performance. Thousand years of tea history is embodied in the leaf, the vessel, and the life philosophy of having a sip of tea.