Founder and President David Campbell

Dedicated to the Art of Tea

Dedicated to fostering one of the oldest traditions in the world — the ancient art of tea — Tillerman Tea aims to introduce America to authentic, producer direct, Taiwanese oolong tea and inspire modern appreciation for this traditional beverage.

Founder and President David Campbell’s lifelong affection for tea, appetite for knowledge and appreciation of Taiwanese culture led to the launch of Tillerman Tea in 2007.

Every Tillerman tea tells a story …

Every Tillerman tea tells a story; a story of passion for the soil, of dedication to the art and craft of growing and making tea. The stories our teas tell are unique, and each resonates with qualities brought to it by the dedicated growers who produce them.

These growers are committed to sustainable, environmentally friendly agricultural practices that respect the Earth and the communities in which they live and work. These growers see themselves as stewards of the land and the tea bushes that grow on it. These growers are special.

Chen Chung Jia
Withering of Tea Leaves

… about growers and producers.

On Lishan Mountain, Ms. Yeh produces wonderfully aromatic and long-finishing tea. She was recently named one of the ten best farmers in Taiwan by The Agricultural Yuan in Taiwan (Taiwanese equivalent to the DOA); the only woman to receive this honor.

On Dong Ding Mountain, Mr. Chen crafts teas of amazing finesse and depth while in Taipei City, Mr. Lin creates classic, charcoal roasted Muzha Tieguanyin from bushes that are descendants of the very first tea plants to come to Taiwan.

Like Mr. Lin, Master Hsu farms his Bai Hao without the use of pesticides and his tea is a consistent competition winner in the highly prestigious and fiercely contested annual competitions for best tea in each region.

These stories and more are all reflected in the teas presented by Tillerman Tea; teas that are as exceptional as the people who make them.


Margins in the tea business tend to be high and the multiple layers in the distribution chain add to the cost of most teas. Even those who source directly, as we do, operate on high markups that can make their teas expensive propositions.

At Tillerman we are committed to lower margins which makes all of our premium teas more affordable for you while ensuring the highest returns to the growers and their families.

Alishan oolong tea

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