Original. Hand-crafted. Quality.
Tea originated in China more than 4,500 years ago. Its geographical advantages, such as high altitudes and perfect climate, have birthed some of the highest quality teas on Earth. We’ve relied on our homeland and its offerings for our teas, each sourced by hand from the same land as our ancestors.
We’re At Home In China
We know the land, speak the dialects, and can source the highest quality teas direct from farmlands that date back four millenium. This means no middlemen, which means lower prices for you.
10 months of travelling
Lived with farmers in 7 tea-producing provinces in China.
700+ hours spent drinking tea
We drink more tea than water (we're not kidding).
100+ people testing
Assessed by 10 top tea experts from Yunnan, and 100 general public.
120+ types of teas tasted
We have tasted different types of tea in different seasons—finding the perfect ones for you
Best craftmanship. Century-old farmlands. Top quality control.
We partner with historical family-run farms that understand best practices of tea production. Our team in China has been producing some of the best Chinese teas since 1900, and we work closely with them to ensure BornTea is the finest and most authentic tea in the world.
High Levels of Quality Control
To create the best teas, an optimal production environment is essential. Our factories are under very strict monitoring for temperature management, safety, and employee happiness.
Making the Complex Simple
Plucking tea leaves at the right moment, during the right season is an important first step.
This helps reduce moisture and soften the tea leaves, which assists in the rolling and drying process.
This step is responsible for creating many flavor compounds, while at the same time improving the tea’s appearance.
This denatures some enzymes to halt the oxidative browning of tea leaves. Simply put, it makes our tea taste better.
Twisting and breaking the leaves to release natural juices and help activate enzymes that initiate oxidation.
It twists and breaks the leaves to release the natural juices. This action activates enzymes that help to initiate oxidation, also gives the leaves a curly appearance.
This is when the tea’s aroma, color, and flavor are formed. The longer the oxidation process, the darker the tea.
By removing excess water from withering, the tea further develops its unique color, smell, and taste.
Enjoy tea’s natural health benefits, in the most natural way.