David Campbell is a Canadian currently residing in the San Francisco area of California. A lifelong tea drinker, David thought often of running a tea business and when the Cat Stevens’ 1970 album “Tea for the Tillerman” came out he knew that if he ever owned a tea company it would be called Tillerman Tea. He does and he did.
David’s passion for tea fully ignited while he was in graduate school and stopped drinking coffee (he hasn’t had coffee in over 40 years.) Tea became an “all consuming” hobby that subsequently developed into a business – but David regards it still as a passion where he learns new aspects about tea practically every day. An academic by training David spent 30 years in the wine industry, culminating as CEO of Clos Du Val winery. He entered the tea business in 2007, when he founded The Tillerman Tea Company. Tillerman Tea specializes in the tea of Taiwan, specifically, authentic, single-source oolong from growers and producers committed to sustainability. David has been travelling regularly to Taiwan since 2001.
David has published several articles on tea in “The Art of Eating” and was a contributor to the recent book, “The Soul and Spirit of Tea” He is currently working on book on the teas of Taiwan.
Tillerman Tea now ships authentic Taiwan oolong tea to customers throughout the United States and Canada. You can learn more at the below site.