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In a rapidly changing world, timelessness has become a rare virtue, and a seemingly impossible feat. In a world full of shortcuts and compromise, Denong Tea seeks out the timeless. In 1998, their parent company Denong Tea Company first started conducting tea-related trade in Yunnan Province, China. In 2005, they expanded and began manufacturing, storing, trading and auctioning Pu-erh tea. They were soon awarded numerous accolades after quickly earning the respect of both their customers and peers in the Pu-erh tea industry. After the company’s success in China, Denong Tea opened up additional branches in Hong Kong and Taiwan. All throughout the world, the name Denong has come to represent an assurance of quality and dignity. Denong Tea Inc. was established as its US branch in 2012, and was officially launched in March 2016. Since then, they’ve dedicated themselves to sharing the miracle of Pu-erh with an American audience.
They have opened the flagship store in Pasadena on 11/11/2017. 
 
Store address: 482 S. Arroyo Parkway #108, Pasadena, CA 91105.

Harney & Sons was founded in 1983 in Salisbury, Connecticut and is now based in Millerton, New York. Specializing in high-quality loose teas and tisanes, and offer several products that are organic and certified kosher.

Harney & Sons distributes to restaurants, hotels, and specialty shops. Institutions that serve their teas include Barnes & Noble cafés (which offer Harney teas exclusively), Four Seasons Hotels, and the Hotel Affinia in Chicago. A Harney & Sons tasting room, tea shop is located in Millerton, where the company has a factory. On November 16, 2010, the company opened a tasting room in Soho, New York City. The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea, co-authored by Michael Harney (son of company founder John Harney), was nominated for a James Beard Foundation book award in 2009.

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ITO EN (North America) Inc. was founded in May 2001 with the mission of introducing ITO EN's line of green tea products and establishing a culture and interest in authentic green tea in the United States and beyond. In order to accomplish these goals, the company developed a three-tier strategy, simultaneously entering the beverage wholesale, retail, and restaurant industries.

The breadth of ITO EN (North America) Inc. is increasing through the development of new beverage and loose leaf tea products, the expansion of its distribution network to a national level, and the growth of its ecommerce operations. With the attention of industry, the media, and the public, ITO EN (North America) Inc. is well on its way to making green tea a true part of the new American culture.

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CC Fine Tea works closely with tea growers in China & Taiwan to control every aspect of tea processing and create the highest quality tea products. We import tea directly from our tea gardens and sell directly to customers and businesses in the US.

Our focus is white, green, oolong, black, and pu-erh teas for a wide range of tea drinking satisfaction.

We are known for introducing the Auto Tea Brewer, an innovative steeper which brings out the best in your tea, every time.

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World Tea Academy offers you the opportunity to achieve tea certification directly from your home or office. Certification can open career opportunities, improve trust with

your clients, and increase your industry recognition. WTA is brought to you by World Tea Media with the leadership of well-respected tea educator Donna Fellman and the technical support of some of the industry’s most recognizable luminaries.


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Tea Journey brings to you from origin a digital caravan laden with artisan tea and stories to tell.Tea is more than a beverage. It is a cultural experience. Tea Journey establishes a bridge linking those who craft handmade teas in 35 countries to the growing number of discerning consumers in the West. It gives an identity to millions of tea workers and an opportunity for them to benefit financially from your purchase of artisan tea.

Tea Journey is a collaborative venture, self-financed on Kickstarter by editors, writers, tea consultants, tea educators, tea experts globally. Think of us as a digital caravan of story tellers who travel to origin and return with authoritative, elusive and exclusive articles, photos and video that will help you to discover your tea destiny.
The most authoritative content originates in the tea lands. This is why Tea Journey reviews and exchanges content with Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Hindi, and Japanese publications. A talented staff of tea journalists, tea consultants and experts then retell these stories in nuanced English.


Essential to Northwest Folklife is self-expression: communities bring their traditions, artists showcase their talents and audiences of all ages share and participate in the magic.

Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest: community-powered, thanks to performers, participants, patrons, sponsors and volunteers.


SAKU is known for its innovative collection of wellness latte blends, featuring nourishing organic, superfood & adaptogenic ingredients.

SAKU blends are fragrant, invigorating, relaxing, energizing, healthy and calming. They are comforting and nourishing any time of year and any time of day.

SAKU was born out of our love for wellness, joy and deliciousness. A SAKU latte is a chance to enjoy uninterrupted time with each other, enter into your personal inner world or to engage in creative work.

By honoring ancient traditional wisdom while embracing the modern world, we bring you a truly whole and unique beverage. We offer you a product which is ethical, organic, phenomenally healthy and absolutely delicious.

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