International Tea Export, Import, and Brokerage Service
We created our International Tea Export, Import, and Brokerage Service to help small tea businesses, and solve the fundamental problem that small tea companies face — access to a reliable supply of authentic, unique teas that will inspire your staff and delight your customers, at prices that help you make more money.
With any tea business, what makes or breaks you is the quality of the teas you sell, and whether you can deliver that quality consistently.
So how do you get better tea? You could contact one of a handful of large brokers or wholesalers and source through them. Many people do this. But then you end up with the same tea as everyone else, because most broker/wholesalers buy in huge quantities, and they source primarily on price, not on quality. Most of the tea available to you as a small company falls into this category. If you have the same tea as everyone else, your business doesn’t stand out.
The second option is to travel to China, Taiwan, or elsewhere to source the teas yourself. But this is expensive, difficult, and time-consuming to do. In China alone there are 70,000+ tea producers from one end of the country to the other. It is a challenge to simply find a producer and determine that the tea is good, let alone deal with the complications of exporting from China and importing into the US.
The Third Way: Sourced by Seven Cups
We suggest a different way to source. Early on, we realized that going to China and Taiwan was the only way to get the teas we wanted, the ones we knew were out there, but were not available on the open market. We are international tea importers — it is our passion and our core competency as a company.
If you don’t have the time or resources to travel to China, put us to work on your behalf. We will help you establish your menu and do the work of sourcing for you. You get a lower price for the tea, comparable to what you would pay a Chinese wholesale company, along with the detailed harvest and production information you need to market and promote the tea effectively. We ship in manageable quantities, usually 30-50 kilos, directly from China to any country in the world. We have even taken customers to China to meet our producers.
We call this Open Sourcing — total access to our producers. We want you to take control of your sourcing you can get the teas you want, and realize a much better margin on the teas you sell. Fire up your staff, delight your customers, and make more money to reinvest in your business.
To find out more about our International Tea Export, Import, and Brokerage service just give us a call at (866) 997-2877 or fill out the contact form below. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.