China is the homeland of tea. Tea is not only a type of beverage in China, but also a friend of health, lifestyle, aesthetics, and religions.

Having been born and raised in China but expatriated to Europe and Japan, I felt there was an under-served population in the world that wanted to learn more about Chinese tea, and through it to get a deeper insight about Chinese culture. 

In 2020, I came back to China and settled in Shanghai. Since then, I have carried out in-depth research on tea. I drove thousands of miles to visit the remote mountains with tea plantation across China many times. I lived with local tea farmers and tea makers in each destination of visits, to gain as much knowledge as I can. I put my hands in all the tea-making processes, for understanding tea from a plant to a cup. 

Derry Liu making tea at Yunnan

The more I get into it, the more precious it becomes. I have benefited so much from tea, both physically and spiritually. Gradually, a wish came out in my heart. I was urged to spread and share Chinese tea and the culture behind it to the world.

I also wanted to pass on my blessings to the world through a cup of tea. Just like the characteristics of tea itself, I wish you health, kindness, and peace.

This is the story that explains how the word ‘Teawish’ was inspired, and the background of creation of this website. I hope you have a good time here.

 

Your tea mate

Derry Liu