O u r S t o r y

Firsd Tea is the U.S. subsidiary of parent company, Zhejiang Tea Group, Ltd. (ZJT), China’s largest tea exporter and the world leader in green tea exports. Founded in 1950, ZJT 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. ZJT 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 compliant conventional teas and organic teas (first organic tea producer in China since 1989), decaf teas (one of only two companies in China who have a CO2 decaf facility) and chemical solvent-free tea extractions, including instant teas, tea polyphenols, and EGCG.

Firsd Tea can strictly monitor each step from planning, harvesting and packaging, to ensure the quality and integrity of our products.

Our clients find we provide superior products and optimal value. As a result, Firsd Tea can assist valued customers in increasing their tea sales by improving selection, quality and price – yielding greater profits at an enhanced margin.

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 was 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 craft with modern techniques, developing innovative tea products to meet the needs of modern consumers.

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Who We Serve

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Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) brands often seek a spectrum of Firsd services, including sourcing, procurement, formulation & blending, and packing.

  • Large scale tea importers and wholesalers come to Firsd to create value and control costs by reducing middle-men, securing timely delivery, and getting greater assurance of quality.
  • Co-packers look for the best value in ingredient supply and timely arrival of tea and botanicals. Firsd offers prompt, reliable, and flexible service for scheduled deliveries and spot orders.
  • Many other businesses engage Firsd to provide tea and botanical solutions. These include craft beer, bubble tea, tea cafes, and kombucha businesses. 

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