The Tekoe Tea Experts
At the beginning, there was the tea. This antique beverage, daily drunk in every corner of the world, is not just a consumer good, it is a way of living of its own.
With the Tekoe concept, we wanted to change the people vision of tea : it becomes a seducing and creative beverage, and in the main time, an invitation to make your senses travel.
Noble and majestic, tea as we conceive it, is not reserved to an « elite » : Tekoe wants the best teas to be reachable to every one.
In 2004, we opened the first Tekoe Shop in a place that doesn’t really invite you to chill : Lausanne’s train station. However, this location was ideal to share our passion for tea with many users of public transportation. We built this project with our hands, the first paper cups weren’t perfect, but the quality of our teas was there. The people we managed to reach at this time became the first Tekoe ambassadors.
To offer high quality tea is long term work, feed on passions and based on a dream : create a strong tea culture, here and there, because this beverage stands for conviviality, exchange between people and cultures. We are convinced that quality tea is an integral part of a healthy life, of pleasant moments to share with your family, your friends or a good book.
To allow every one to enjoy the benefits of tea, we :
- offer only the best teas, coming directly from the plantations
- create our own blends an original mixtures
- share our know-how
- develop innovating products, in relation with tea
- find new ways to bring the rich world of tea to people
- respect ethical principles, especially in human rights and environmental protection
following these principles, we hope to :
- rise the people’s attraction to tea-based gourmet products
- create a strong culture of tea-drinkers in different communities
- familiarize people to our products
- built a certain reputation in this process
added to the passion of tea, there is the travelling. Several times per year, our tea experts go to the plantations to control the quality of the plucking, to taste the latest arrivals, to take care of the relations to our producers, and to check that some ethical principles are well respected.
The creation and the development of a new project is long term work, often full of pitfalls, and sometime failure. But our passion for tea keeps us going every day, allows us to overcome obstacles on our way and reach new summits. And it’s this passion that gives us the opportunity to keep surprising you and to let you discover the many sides of a still very mysterious world.