"I wanted to know where the tradition of handling the teas came from, and who the people were that carried these traditions forward. This curiosity came to be the foundation for how I source tea for Cultivate, and has led me to discover incredible instances of care and craftsmanship in relation to nature – practices that produce truly beautiful and unusual teas. ."
"After four years in Beijing, we moved back to Vancouver in 2013. Our new place was fairly empty, but we had a tea set in the living room, and we would occasionally have friends over for a nice afternoon of tea over good conversations.
It was then that the idea of opening a tea shop first arose - we realized there was nowhere in the city for us to enjoy tea and try different teas in the company of others.."