About Us - Tea Trekker Photo Gallery

Tea Trekker is an online source for tea and teawares owned by Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss. Since 1974 we have been in the vanguard of tea education in America. Over the span of our 45 year (and still going strong ) career in tea, we have introduced legions of tea enthusiasts to the delights of traditional teas from historic tea producing regions in China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

We are proud to support artisan tea makers and tea that represents the best of traditional tea making skills from the important historic tea producing regions. We import many of our teas directly from tea farmers and village cooperatives and from small village tea factories that turn fresh leaf into finished local tea.

We are the authors of two popular books on tea and tea culture:

~ The Story of Tea, A Cultural History and Drinking Guide

~ The Tea Enthusiasts Handbook, A Guide to Enjoying the World's Best Teas