About Us

Your partner in tea since 1950!

Mission

Our mission is to promote the health and wellness of the U.S. by making high quality and delicious teas available to the consumer through wholesale, our private brands or other venues to expand the tea industry.

History

The Zhejiang Tea Region, Home of Firsd Tea Parent Company Zhejiang Tea Group
Firsd Tea is the U.S. subsidiary of parent company, Zhejiang Tea Group, Ltd., China’s largest tea exporter and the world leader in green tea exports. Founded in 1950, the company has been the largest tea producer and exporter in China for 25 consecutive years. The company has remained one of the leading and most technologically advanced manufacturers and innovators in the Chinese tea industry. The company boasts strategic collaboration with the Science Department of Zhejiang University as well as the Hangzhou Tea Research Institute of All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Co-operatives. Zhejiang Tea Group’s portfolio of products include EU complied conventional teas and organic teas (first organic tea promoter in China since 1989), decaf teas (one of the only two companies in China who have a CO2 decaf facility) and chemical solvent free tea extractions (instant teas, tea polyphenols and EGCG etc.).

With over 65 years’ experience as a leader in the tea industry, the company exports more than 40,000 tons of tea annually including: green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, pu-erh tea, scented tea, special gourmet tea and intensive processed tea products. Zhejiang Tea Group is also the first company to resurrect the technologies of sencha and matcha production- these prized teas actually originated in China during the Song dynasty. By inheriting the tradition of China’s 4,000 year old tea culture, our group has integrated traditional tea processing crafts with modern technique, developing innovative tea products to meet the needs of modern society. We create value by ensuring our product quality is true to authentic Chinese tradition while guaranteeing the best prices for our customers – integrity is our highest value.

We strictly monitor each step from planning, harvesting and packaging to ensure the quality and integrity of our products. Our clients find we are able to provide superior products for a lower price. As a result, we are able to assist in increasing their tea sales by improving the selection, quality and price – yielding greater pro­fits at an enhanced margin.

Memberships

SFAA
TA 300
WTCD
SCAA
ETP
Awards

Firsd Tea North America LLC has won numerous awards showcasing both the quality and innovation of our products. Our awards include:

Firsd Tea Awards, North American Tea Champion 2013
2013, North America Tea Championships- 1st Place, Best Green Tea

Firsd Tea Awards, North American Tea Champion 2013
2013, North America Tea Championships- 1st Place, Best Pu-erh (Spring Tea Class)

Firsd Tea Awards, North American Tea Champion 2013
2014, North America Tea Championships- 2nd Place, West Lake Dragonwell (Spring Tea Class)