Our Own Camellia Sinensis

Our Camelia Sinensis: Del & Desmond

Our Camelia Sinensis: Del & Desmond

After all of these years of sippin' tea we've had some amazing teas, walked the slopes of tea mountains and tasted the beautiful landscapes of the tea's growing region within the cup. We've met many tea growers and heard the simple yet humble stories of generations of family tea farming traditions. As Tea People, we've always felt like we were one step away from the source. So, finally after all our time steeping tea, we've finally crossed the gap between the farmer and the drinker. From tea farm to table, at our beautiful tea bar space in San Francisco, we have begun to cultivate our own camellia sinensis tea plants.

All tea comes from the camellia sinensis, meaning that our new plant friends are the source of all of our loose leafs. The tea plants (lovingly named Del and Desmond) are adjusting to their new environment in our office and slowly starting to spur new growth. While we are a long way from a full scale tea production, these plants are our first step in the direction of understanding and mastering the art of tea cultivation.  We'll be keeping you updated as our new plant friends grow and will eventually start building guides on how you can grow your own tea at home!