Our Story

Anna Ye is a New York based tea educator, consultant, and a lover of stories and cultures.

Her experience in tea includes working with the beloved In Pursuit of Tea for nearly 4 years, leading educational workshops for home drinkers and hospitality industry professionals. Anna’s previous life before tea was in fine dining and hospitality– most notably at Chikalicious and two Michelin-starred restaurant, Daniel.

In April 2020, Anna launched a series of virtual tea classes that helped raised over $700 for undocumented workers and our Chinatown elderly community– two communities that were impacted hard by the pandemic. You can learn more about her Virtual Tea Classes for A Good Cause here.

One of her ongoing projects include Beyond The Cup, a series of live interviews and wholesome conversations with tea professionals and enthusiasts. Beyond The Cup started and remains to be a means to illuminate greater understanding for the global story of tea, and to bring more compassion and awareness for tea traditions and practices that as lesser known.

Tea’s rich culture, craftsmanship, and ability to build community continues to draws Anna closer to tea. She realized her tea journey became one of self discovery and deep exploration. Tea is more than simply a beverage on a menu– it is an extension of Anna’s Chinese heritage, and more importantly, a plant deeply rooted into our global cultural fabric.