Cass tea is chinese tea.

Tea Mountains

Thought wine was complicated?

Good French wine is like good Chinese tea. Both hinge on correct Terroir, Varietal, and Processing.

  • The French make this easy with their tightly controlled certification known as the appellation d'origine contrôlée (AoC). To get an AoC for your Burgundy wine, you've got to prove you're in the right area, with the right grape, making it the right way.
     
  • Surprisingly, the Chinese have no certifications, whatsoever. There is no official terroir region. No official tea grading system. No standards in naming or even classifying tea! Worse yet, there's serious economic incentive to sell "mislabeled" leaf in place of the rare, true tea.

Simplify Authentic Chinese teas!

Our visual guides, infographics, easy to understand blog posts and fun videos are designed to introduce you to the complex world of authentic Chinese tea. You'll have a lot of fun, and maybe learn a thing or two.

Right Here In Princeton NJ

Our tea is the best tea in Princeton NJ. If you're nearby, contact us for a free tea tasting session at our subterranean tea house. While invite only, you'll have a chance to sample the best teas China has to offer, and meet Marc & Joann from Cass Tea.

One of the tea processors we travel to, and source directly from. 1,000 meters up on Mengding Mountain, Sichuan Provience.

One of the tea processors we travel to, and source directly from. 1,000 meters up on Mengding Mountain, Sichuan Provience.

Only the Good Stuff

If we sell it, we drink it. And we're picky in what we drink. All of our sourcing...

  • Is either hand selected by us in our yearly trip to the tea regions of China.
  • Or is purchased through a trusted distributor we've worked with & sampled from.

We only carry tea that is best represents the region it comes from.