Live Healthy and Feel Refresh Everyday, Starts with a Great Cup of Lau Sun Mou Tea Company's Tea
Our family origin is in Chaozhou (潮州), China and it’s a well known county that people have great skill in preparing Gong Fu(Kung Fu) tea ceremony.
My grandfather’s brother started out a tea business selling Tie Guan Yin (i.e Tin Kwun Yin) and Oolong in Chaozhou around 1930 as the popularity of tea culture in Chaozhou. My father learnt to become a Tea Master after learning many years from relative and other famous tea companies. The best signature tea he makes is Tie Guan Yin and it’s an authentic Chaozho Tie Guan Yin with intense, floral and nutty aroma with a fruity after taste finish. He started out his business in Hong Kong after following his family migrated to Hong Kong like many Chinese did during land reformed period.
In the old days, Chinese always have a big family and family business is inherited from generation to generation. My brother and sister have their tea stores in Hong Kong and Toronto.
My memory or impression to our store:
Tea business was a prestige business in the old days especially it required a combination of hard work, tea connoisseur skill, tea making experience including blending and properly baking method. It is very difficult to gain the trust from the plantations and you need to have seniority in the industry to be an exclusive member in the tea merchant association.
Selecting reliable plantations with good quality tea also plays a very important role; especially we are seeing more and more bad practice plantations use pesticides or coloring the tea. Thus, a reliable and good reputation tea companies like us would make sure our tea selection process prudently; after all we drink our own tea everyday, so we don’t want to poison ourselves.
Apart from it, I grew up drinking various teas everyday and I l always opened the tea canisters secretly and popped in Dragon Well, Jasmine, Oolong and Tie Guan Yin to my mouth as a snacks. They are very crunchy and the aftertaste is very memorable. My father used to roast tea in a gigantic wok using charcoals, and you could see his face was full of charcoal and sweating when he finished baking aromatic tea. We smell like tea since he is baking tea all the time and our body, hair and finger smell like tea. I had to go take shower if I need to go out with my friend; otherwise they would laugh at my tea smell. People could smell the intense, nutty and smoky aroma from miles away and it warms up the entire store in winter, but it also feel like dry sauna in summer. Our store evolved gradually in the last 40 years, and we use machineries to do baking and other tea processing instead of charcoals; also we have air-conditioning in summer.
Tea is in our blood and we are the tea lovers who want to promote tea culture. I decided to launch my online store and promote the tea without corporate gimmick.
Here is what I guarantee:
1) Your tea will be always safe to drink. Our premium tea is organic and pesticide-free. I drink my own tea everyday, and chew on it occasionally, therefore I won’t put myself at risk.
2) Your tea will be always fresh. For the tea we are selling, we will tell you what year and season is harvested. All the green tea is guarantee fresh; otherwise it will be on sale.
3) Your tea is limited edition and affordable. All the teas we are selling have gone through dedicated selection process by our hired tea connoisseurs. We only choose the best value tea and great quality of tea for our customer.
4400 Sheppard Ave E
M1S 1T8 Toronto
Call: (416) 321-8618