What's the view on pure / traditional teas?

Hi everyone,

My family has been operating tea houses in national parks around China for decades, and with myself in Canada, we’re thinking of creating a subscription box for these “pure / traditional” teas such as oolong, tieguanyin, puerh, etc.

After looking at the tea scene in Canada and US, it seems that there is a bias for tea blends.

Please correct me if I’m wrong, but is there a market for a company to dedicate their business to pure / traditional teas in North America?

4 Replies
Arby said

Many long time tea fans drink only pure teas or at least enjoy pure teas. Steepster definitely has a strong affinity for pure teas over blends/tisanes. I would be very interested in a subsription box for high grade pure teas.

Are you growing tea plants in Canada? I would be very interested in Canadian grown tea.

Hi Arby,

Thank you for your feedback, and that’s good to know there are those who appreciate pure teas.

The plants are grown at high altitudes in China. If I end up proceeding with this project, it’s easiest for me to use the suppliers my family has used. I have no doubt that their tea quality is very high as they have selections that were purchased for well over $500 USD for a small can.

Are there preferences to where the tea leaves are grown from tea enthusiasts in North America?

DongBei said

Yes of course there are. I want my Jin jun mei and yancha from Wuyishan. I want my Tieguanyin from Anxi. I want my Dianhong from Fengqing. Etc.

Everune said

I enjoy blends well enough, but for everyday sipping I tend to go for pure teas. I think a lot of tea lovers are like me. I’ve been considering a pure tea subscription for my birthday in march, but I haven’t made any decisions on which one yet.

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