About Us

Our vision is to build community worldwide through tea culture. From the farmers who grow it to the people who serve it and those who enjoy it, tea brings people together.
Our Austin headquarters is a community space featuring indoor and outdoor tea service spaces for hosted tea sits, our Cha Yi Tea Arts Certification Program, and our full catalogue of tea and tea ware for sale. The space combines the aesthetic sensibilities of East and West, rendering traditional Chinese furniture in local Texas live-edge cedar.
West China Tea was started in 2012 by founder So-Han Fan. It was borne from our passion for sharing Chinese tea culture and sourcing the finest and most unique farm-direct tea and artisan tea ware. Our goal is to have tea houses all over the world, using tea culture as a way of uniting communities globally in a transnational network.