Our Story


Started in 2006, after more than a decade tasting teas in some of the world's finest tea houses, with the goal of bringing the tea experience to tea drinkers across a diverse set of taste - at a fair price.  In the 12 years since we first opened our doors in Montclair, NJ and launched the online store, South Silk Road, we have served and hopefully satisfied the highly refined as well as those with more adventurous taste.  We are just as committed today to finding the best tea growers, brokers and blenders, so that we may continue to offer one of life's truly great small pleasures - a good cup of tea.  Expanding taste and an experience no less transformative than that first cup of tea enjoyed 3000 years ago.  Thanks to all we have met and continue to meet along this journey.