Our story

We are Thomas & Bieke The, in Dutch our surname is pronounced as "tea". We are Asian, living in Europe. Seven years after our first meeting on a beautiful day in 2002 we got married in the town hall of Rotterdam. Since we know each other, we have found that we complement each other well. One cooks, the other feasts. One makes a mess, the other cleans up. We are happily married with children and we also have a shared passion for special tea.


Tea from China

One day our neighbor returned from a family visit in China. She brought us Chinese tea called "Tie Kuan Yin" (roughly translated: Iron Goddess of Mercy). This jade green tea was the best tea ever. As a result we started drinking tea again and it all started. We have read all about tea and tasted  many types of tea. With every cup of tea we drank our enthusiasm grew. We also rediscovered the original way of drinking tea we knew from our youth. Our mothers drank loose leave tea, which were repeatedly steeped. For us very ordinary, but for many people a new way of drinking tea.



During our search for good tea we discovered matcha. We immediately noticed the exciting and at the same time soothing effect of this special green tea. This green powdered tea is so delicious it has become our favorite tea. We drink matcha every day!


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