Bubble Tea Manifesto

What do we mean by “World’s Most Expensive Bubble Tea”?

If you came here expecting gold bars and diamond-encrusted chalices, we’re sorry to disappoint you. We’re not about the overindulgent and the exorbitant—especially when the standards of bubble tea, and tea itself, are simply not good enough.

It’s a gilded landscape
of which powdered iced tea is the norm.
where backyard growers are trusted, just because they’re small.

We see it alland make choices, every day, to do things differently.
At TEALEAVES, we’re makers.
With rigorous product-first beliefs, we blend our teas in small batches by hand.
We keep only 1% of the leaves presented to us by the world’s tier-1 gardens.
Comparable to how a skilled perfumer creates bouquets of scents, we create eclectic palates
through curating quality botanicals, herbs, and fruits.
We choose the very best, to make the very best.

We’ve pressed on for the past 20 years and have made like-minded friends along the way.
From five-star hotels to Michelin star chefs,
we train some of the world’s most discerning palates in the art of tea,
because we do things right, and we do it well.

Luxury, to us, isn’t merely about gold, silver, and shiny baubles.
It’s about having the luxury of time and the privilege to practice our craft.

Plastic. Powdered. Questionable.
This is our fight. This is our luxury.
Because tea can be so much better.

We want to share with you what we knowthe epitome of blendingby using bubble tea as an example.
Optimizing harmony between color + aroma + taste + texture,
we challenged ourselves and our expert friends in culinary to reimagine this iconic beverage.
How would it taste with unlimited time and unlimited resources?
We wanted to unearth this common beverage’s true potential to create something unforgettably delicious.

The meaning of “World’s Most Expensive Bubble Tea” is a challenge for us all.
It’s not an end destination, but a forever-aspiration.

Let’s up expectations. Let’s up quality.
Let’s up the standards of bubble tea together.

Shake up the status quo.
Question everything.