The Wild Tea Company started as an independent tea company providing a tea brokerage service for top-tier tea connoisseurs in Hong Kong and China. Unlike other mainstream tea wholesalers or suppliers, we specialise in wild teas, primarily harvested in South Eastern China and Taiwan. Wild tea is often considered as the best quality tea in the Far East because of their ubiquitous natural tea flavours; which have never been compromised by any human activities. Instead, they are constantly being nourished by nature which helps the tea maximise original character and is a true representation of their (natural) terroir, hence, should be regarded as gifts from nature. We work closely with local authorities to ensure we have direct access to completely wild tea trees that are normally located in remote and protected areas. All our teas are harvested and processed by local tea pickers and skilful tea masters who have accumulated generation’s worth of tea knowledge and techniques from their ancestors. We also provide a range of semi-wild teas for our clients with a more sustainable quantity. Our semi-wild range is sourced from ancient but abandoned tea farms and slowly turned into ‘wild’ tea trees over time. Similar to the genuine wild tea, the semi-wild tea has had minimum human interaction apart from harvesting, so again, only the strongest tea trees with the best flavours survive. We only serve pure tea leaf, there are no added flavours or chemicals in our tea. It is designated for those who appreciate the purest essence of tea flavours, and for those who love our mother nature.
In Ancient China, when ‘Tea’ was first mentioned/recorded in history, its Chinese character has always composed of three elements:
Flowers, Human & Wood
Simply and elegantly ‘Tea’ represents the harmony between nature and mankind. And human is being supported by nature (flowers and wood) suggesting that we are constantly being looked after, nourished by our beloved nature, and not necessarily the other way round, so we have to respect our nature, our important wildlife. At The Wild Tea Company, we aim to preserve this important but often neglected concept, to remind people that if we respect our nature, we will be rewarded – with wild tea. Tea should not only be considered as a means to quench your thirst or staying healthy. By serving tea, we can always bring people together, as tea is intended to be shared, with your families and friends. This is why Chinese tea pots are often accompanied with multiple small tea cups – it is designed for sharing!