"The Tea Store" was founded by Erika and Udo Jansen in 1996 with the
intent of introducing choice and rare teas to the local tea
enthusiasts. Great care and effort went in finding teas that are
organically grown or certified teas that are checked for herbicide and
pesticide residues. Steve Sakai, their son-in-law, joined the store as
a general manager in 2002. He has been involved in the food and
beverage industry for many years and has a particular interest and
knowledge regarding green teas. In 2005, he and his wife Tatjana took
over the store and continued to sell teas through the store, to
wholesale clients, and on the web.
In April of 2012, it was with great
sadness that we closed our retail outlet in Park Royal. However, we
continue to sell online and locally to our many faithful customers, and
of course, to anyone new who discovers our fine teas!