The Story of C.C. Fine Tea
by Jason C. S. Chen

 

Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China was my father's hometown. When my father was a teenager, his mother would always spend the summertime in West Lake, Hangzhou. In the summertime in West Lake, he would always drink Longjing. Because of this, in his memory, Longjing was always the best tea.

This story left a lasting impression on me.

In 1985, I entered the tea business. I finally got the chance to visit Hangzhou in 1989. After several tastings, now I know. Long Jing, also known as West Lake Dragon Well, is the best green tea in the world! Nowhere else does green tea grow as well as it does in Zhejiang province. Green tea from Zhejiang became my major tea.
In 1998, I met a man who owned an organic green tea garden in Zhejiang. The green tea he grew was the finest. We became partners, growing and developing organic green tea. This tea is certified by IMO, a Swiss organic certification organization. We wished to make this green tea well-known and popular throughout the world.

In 1999, another partner and I opened a tea garden in central Fujian province, China. The tea garden is at a high level, between 2,400 and 3,600 feet. Fujian, where Oolong tea originated, is known for its eight mountains and one river. The weather and the land are good for Oolong tea. This was a new tea garden and I began to use organic controls. In the beginning, we worked hard. Now my garden produces the finest Oolong tea. Oolong, which means “black dragon”, is like a fine red wine. When the land, level, region, or process changes, the Oolong tea has a different taste and flavor. Many different varieties of Oolong grow in my 1,500 acre garden, producing a number of styles.

I found that, if the tea was of the finest quality, and grown with care and with organic controls, it would be accepted everywhere. Right now, my green tea and Oolong tea are popular in Japan and in the United States.
As the tea I developed and grew became more popular, I realized that there was a need for a better way to brew tea. In today's busy world, people can buy the finest tea, but if they don't have the time to enjoy, it will never reach its full potential.

In 2001 I perfected my invention of the brewer. The process was simple and elegant. It was also unique. It was so unique that I received a patent for this brewer in both the United States and in China.

Today, my company, C.C. Fine Tea imports, exports, manufactures, and grows tea. We are able to control every aspect of the production process, from care of the gardens, to the firing and brewing of tea. Our organic green teas and organically controlled Oolong tea, White tea, and Black tea, allow me to offer a wide range of tea drinking satisfaction. Our oolong teas, from Fujian province, have won awards in China and in Japan, 2000—2002.

Although fine tea is our trademark, C.C. Fine Tea Company offers other fine products, as well.

• Tea Brewer, U.S. Patented, China Patented
• Yi Xing Teapots
• Bamboo Tea Trays

I believe the Earth should be protected. We grow tea using the organic method, and our bamboo products encourage sustainable agriculture. I want products that are good for the Earth. Because our products are good for the Earth, they will be good for the future, too.

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