Jeffrey McIntosh Founder & CEO of Teabook
March 10, 2016•81 min
I am a tea industry specialist with 6 years of experience in the international tea industry.
The depth of my knowledge of the tea industry began with my life in Yunnan province, China. In China I worked with a number of renowned Tea Masters, became fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and gained complete knowledge of all aspects surrounding tea in China including; retail and wholesale markets, quality control, sourcing, growing, preparing, and drinking etiquette. After returning to the states, I opened my own tea company, McIntosh Tea. McIntosh Tea experienced great success through traveling all over China and selling fine tea to high-end, international clientele. My understanding of retail and wholesale tea sales also extends to the U.S. market. Returning to the Seattle area from Yunnan, I began working with other Tea Masters in the US, oversaw the opening of retail stores, and in addition I lent my skills to project management, hiring, training, eCommerce, PR, consulting, customer services,