Each of our teas has a human being behind it. Many are the carriers of traditions stretching back generations. Year round, we travel to origin to visit our producers, source new lots and learn from those behind the styles we carry in the hope that we can honor the whole story. Each of our selections come from a specific time and place optimal to the appreciation of that style. We seek out the most uncanny leaves, with the most striking characteristics in the belief that the wild can sometimes be the most enticing gateway into another world. We rotate selections seasonally to keep our Compendium fresh and compelling. Tea, like wine and coffee, is an agricultural product, inseparable from the climate, land and weather conditions that created it.