About Us

  • Our tea garden at Wushe mountain, Nantou, Taiwan.

Our Philosophy
Mountain Tea aims to bring a level of sophistication and quality not before associated with tea.  Just as there are people who enjoy single malt scotch, vintage wines, and single origin coffee, we want to foster the same appreciation for tea in its purest form: without milk, sugar, or flavorings.

Our History
Mountain Tea began in 1977 with a small shop in Taipei, Taiwan, where we mastered brewing, tasting, and serving the perfect cup. Then, no longer satisfied with serving great tea, we sought to grow great tea. After searching everywhere for the best climate and soil conditions, in 1987 we planted our first trees in the Wushe mountains in Nantou county,  Taiwan.  Since then,  Mountain Tea has expanded to two more tea gardens.  All of our gardens are high elevation gardens.

Our Teas
Our oolongs are highly prized by tea connoisseurs. Our gardens' unique terroirs were chosen for their sharp differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures, allowing our tea to grow more slowly, thereby developing more aroma and sweetness; in addition, the abundant clouds and fog surrounding our mountains allows our tea to absorb more moisture. The result is award-winning tea.

Our Dedication to Quality
Mountain Tea is dedicated to supplying the finest loose leaf oolong tea experience possible.  Because we are also growers, we're able to inspect our teas at every stage and ensure only the best quality. We take pride in crafting our teas using time-honored methods and traditions in order to provide you with the sweetest, cleanest cup possible.

Our Friends
We care about the world we live in and partner with socially and environmentally conscious organizations that are hoping to change our world for the better. Learn about our partners and there efforts. If you are interested in partnering with Mountain Tea please reach out to us on our contact page or email us at info@mountaintea.com


Trees for the Future
Since 1989, Trees for the Future (www.plant-trees.org) has been helping communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and our country programs, we have empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands. Planting trees protects the environment and helps to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations.