Sourcing the Best Tea from Three Regions
Why source only the best tea? Well, the better the tea, the better the vibe with the people around you. That’s what Pu’er tea taught us.
Pu’er tea is little-known outside southwest China, and we wanted to share our passion for it.
Starting a blog on Pu’er in October 2012 was about exploration, curiosity and a good deal of long-distance bus travel across Yunnan in southwest China. That’s the only way to meet the tea growers and understand their product.
Tea is a community that stretches to all corners of the planet. Australian tea lovers in particular have wide-ranging taste buds, and they are often very curious about more than one tea tradition. Think Chinese “gongfu” style tea, the Japanese tea ceremony, the tradition of afternoon tea with a full-bodied black tea, to name but a few.
This curiosity is a wonderful and precious thing. Together, let’s nurture it and let it grow. That’s why we started Cloud Nine Teas.
That’s why, on top of our Yunnan teas, you will find in our store a tasty selection of organic Oolong teas from the mountains of Taiwan, and celebrated green teas from the Uji Valley, Japan, to suit just about every palate.
The best tea deserves tea ware to match. Our unique, hand-crafted Japanese tea accessories and practical glass teapots from Taiwan suit most tea-brewing occasions.
The Best Tea Deserves the Best Service
Did you know? We can send you samples with a purchase.
Let’s say you order 50 grams of genmaicha and you’re also curious about matcha. We would love it if you ordered a 30 gram pack of matcha too. But if you’re not quite ready for that, we can usually provide a small sample pack of your “curiosi-tea” (in this example, matcha) at no extra cost.
Just reach out to us and leave us a message together with your order.
Plus, we will follow up your purchase with any information or tips that you need to refine your own exploration and tasting of tea.
Our stories are also our suppliers’ and customers’ stories. By telling them, our goal is to entertain and inform you in ways that help you understand the tea you are drinking.
This is all part of our mission at Cloud Nine Teas: providing teas and tea wares to inspire, educate and enrich the senses.
*Our tea ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ include A’ Kaixian, Li Fuhai, Li Li, Li Xingze, Na Mo, Obitsu Fumio, Roz Weitzman and Zeng Yan. They have graciously provided (with permission) a number of the images on this site.