I received a call a few days back asking me If I wanted the opportunity to have Zen Tea Traders products appear on a national television show on the Hallmark network. The Show is called Home and Family. Of course my answer was a very happy “Yes!” 1,000,000 households here we come! I was very grateful for this opportunity to say the least. It seems when we have a passion for something in our lives people can sense it and want to be a part of it. You can view this video on our website under the about us page.

My grandmother introduced me to tea when I was about 7 years old and ever since then I have been hooked. Whenever I would go to her place the first thing I would ask her is if we could have a cup of tea. I can picture this exact setting at her white kitchen table enjoying a cup of black tea. Over the years tea kept showing up for me. When I would go places and have great tea it sorta became a bookmark in my head and I wanted to go back to that same place and experience that cup again.

In 2007 I traveled to California and visited a few tea houses. It was at that point that I realized I really had a passion for this art. I found myself spending 9 hours in a day at some tea-houses. I learned a lot on that trip and came home with a tea business. I didn’t really have a master plan I just knew I wanted to source great tea and share it with others. What started off as a hobby grew into a business. In my opinion the major reason that this happened was due to the passion that fueled the business. I was not thinking of a way to make a quick buck. I was simply sharing my passion for something with others. Now I buy tea direct from small farms around the world. When someone purchases tea from Zen Tea Traders the money goes to help farms and families, not shareholders. Thank you for your support!