We get our teas directly from the family farms in the sunny hills and mist-shrouded mountains of far-off China. Direct Trade is the far more reliable alternative to Fair Trade. If you want to be sure where your products are coming from and where the money is going, you have to make the deals yourself. There's no substitute for passion. We have visited all of our farmers, throughout China, and we can assure you of their organic and fair methods of production.
Caina Tea's roots are in China. The founder, Cai Xian Na (蔡贤娜) is from Chaoshan, home of the Chinese Tea Ceremony in the heart of tea country. The business name is a combination of Xian Na Cai's middle name, Na (娜) and her family name, Cai (蔡). Together they form Caina (蔡娜), serendipitously pronounced as China, or Tsai-na. We have personally traveled throughout this vast country, much like the famous trader Marco Polo and the original tea sage Lu Yu (陆羽), to gather all the finest teas in Caina.
We have been working hard to build our business from the ground up, debt-free. This, in combination with direct trade allows us to pass the savings on to you. Our DIY efforts extend all the way to our shopping cart. We have installed a popular and secure credit card option, or you may use our PayPal gateway. For even deeper discounts please contact us directly regarding wholesale orders.
"Organic" was a buzz word from conception. We're taking it back to the roots, so to speak. Wild was the original organic, and we've actually found wild grown Chinese teas. All our teas are flown directly from ecologically-conscientious tea farms in the isolated mountains of China. Tea is from the heart of China - That's where it originated and where the secrets of its production have been guarded and perfected over countless generations. Caina Tea is a direct extension of these ancient Chinese traditions.