Dear friends in tea,
After nearly a quarter of a century of involvement with the teas of Taiwan, and 17 years of operating Tillerman Tea, the time has come to say goodbye.
Tillerman was founded on the principle of direct sourcing. And that meant regular trips to Taiwan to meet with growers and producers. These “Taiwan cha ren” have become some of the dearest friends I have and my love for the beautiful country of Taiwan is seared into my heart and soul. But I find that I am no longer capable of making these journeys as age, as it inevitably does, has wrought its changes. It is time to cede the pitch to younger players.
So, I bid you farewell, and I thank you for all the support that you have shown to Tillerman Tea and the extraordinary teas from Taiwan over these many years. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey that you have allowed me to take.
Thank you all.