Organic Tea In a Gaiwan
Organic Tea In A Gaiwan

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Our teas are found on the menus of James Beard Nominated restaurants, the pages of Food & Wine and most importantly thousands of kitchens just like yours.


Decades in the works

The Little Red Cup Tea Co. is a small, family-owned company based in Brunswick, Maine.

We made our first trip to China more than 30 years ago, and since then we’ve lived in Beijing for several extended periods and visited scores of times.

We are not Chinese. But China is our second home; we've been to weddings there, and funerals, east and west and north and south and we have a deep and abiding love for the people and places we've come to know.

The teas we import are simple and beautiful and a direct expression of our appreciation for Chinese culture and history.

Our Story