Artwheel Teaworks is an online tea store based in San Diego, California. We are devoted to traditional brews from Yunnan, China . Every year, we return to Asia to seek out the highest quality loose leaf tea we can find to share with our customers in Southern California and around the world. We source directly from farmers and work with partners that have decades of experience in the tea trade.

We believe in tea without pretense. A great tea tells its own story, and our goal is to help you hear it. That’s why we don’t clutter our packaging with baroque tasting notes or bucolic tales of tea estates. We share the tea. The journey is up to you.

Our tea experts:

Jeff Kirk is a mixed-media & ceramics artist from San Diego. After graduating with a degree in East Asian studies from Brown University, he spent a few years living in Shanghai, China. It was in Yunnan province in Southern China where Jeff developed his passion for the Chinese tea culture. For Jeff, tea isn’t just a drink; it’s a lifestyle, and he’s particularly passionate about helping her guests appreciate how there is to find in a simple cup.

Jeff is also a pottery artist & instructor. He owns Artwheel Pottery Studio