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Our story

In 2000, Songyan Sui, known to his friends as Kevin, departed China, bound for London to take up a job as a producer for the BBC World Service. 21 years later, Kevin is still in London, but has a very different vision - to bridge the gap between discerning UK tea enthusiasts, and high quality, traceable loose leaf Chinese tea from socially sustainable plantations.

The result is Pinestone Tea.

About Pinestone Tea

Our tea masters have honed their art over many decades, using traditional techniques perfected over thousands of years.
They painstakingly prepare our tea by hand before we export it to Britain to be enjoyed by a nation of tea-lovers.


Consuming green tea has an impressive range of physical health benefits:

  • Increased fat burning
  • Increased concentration
  • Rich in anti oxidants
  • Improves dental health
  • Lowers risk of infections

Social Responsibility

We are driven by a vision of bringing authentic Chinese teas to the UK market, but not without compromising the following values:

  • Everyone in the tea supply chain deserves to be treated with respect, paid fairly, and afforded good working conditions
  • All tea should be ethically sourced and fully traceable
  • Businesses should make more effort to be fully carbon neutral. We aim to be a Carbon Neutral Company by 2023
  • Packaging should be recyclable as far as possible with minimum use of plastics  

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