Welcome to our exclusive collection of premium teas and coffee. Only the finest, handcrafted rarities that exemplify traditional cultivation and production are represented. Our carefully chosen offerings include the best of seasonal harvests and sophisticated vintages of the past.

Throughout history, scholars have honored  the practice of connoisseurship, or the relentless pursuit of profound understanding in a specialized field fondly called “cupidum.” From the Mandarin’s courts in ancient China to the cortili in Renaissance Rome, Eastern and Western minds gathered to provide a safe haven for exploration and refinement of craft, cup in hand. At our home in New York, their spirit lives on with every sip…

In 2001, we began our mission to preserve and elevate the old and the new through a cross-cultural exchange of passions. Along the way, we have made friends with families who care for the land where tea and coffee are grown. Their generations of effort teach us that the coupling of hardship and joy is at the heart of stewardship. It requires a curious mind and dedication to seek the higher ground without forgetting the knowledge of our predecessors who craved the same adventure. Combining the knowledge of traditional tea harvesting with the precision of brewing is the foundation of who we are. Applying the art of tea to coffee and vice versa is what makes us unique.