Hailing from Chengdu, China, Vincent Liu, a dedicated tea enthusiast since 2016, founded a tea club and association at Duke University before creating the MyTeaPal App. After seven years in the US, he returned to China, passionately sourcing premium teas.
Currently, Vincent embarks on journeys across China to explore various teas, study their processing techniques, and immerse himself in tea culture. With a discerning eye, he has curated a collection of over 100 distinctive teas from numerous producers across China.
Through the MyTeaPal Club, Vincent aims to share his latest discoveries with fellow tea enthusiasts, fostering connections within the global tea community.
Reviews from our global tea community
"MyTeaPal was an instant Gong Fu Cha game-changer for me! Being new to Chinese teas, I wanted to find a resource for expert advice on which teas to drink and a group of people with whom I could share my tea journey. With a curator like Vincent and regular virtual tea sessions with other members from around the world, I found both and much more with MyTeaPal! From a cost/benefit perspective, the club has far exceeded my expectations and I give it my highest recommendation."
“We have been enjoying Gong Fu Cha for about 20 years. Often the tea we purchased from "western facing vendors" was either disappointing or boring. The teas Vincent has selected for the club have been consistently excellent. Combined with the MyTeaPal App, the videos, the tastings and the knowledgeable international membership I could not be more pleased.“
"Being able to enjoy tea with tea friends online and sharing our personal experiences makes MyTeaPal Club the most unique club boxes that I’ve ever tried. The integration of the MyTeaPal App gives me the opportunity to share my notes and pictures, plus the added new feature of connecting with other club members is just amazing. I’m already curious which teas Vincent got for the next few months."
"The MyTeaPal Club is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. It is the only tea club that fully integrates your monthly teas with an app and community. This makes it SO easy to brew and log your teas as you try them and share notes with all your friends, as well as make new ones! Plus, the teas are top notch and often include very unique or hard to source varieties."
"Enjoying the tea boxes alongside having an app to record all your tasting notes and discuss among the communiTEA makes MyTeaPal Club my favorite tea club. Vincent’s enthusiasm for sharing tea and tea culture is really impressive, and he has been working on this project with a hugeee effort that encourages me a lot on my tea journey. All the teas from the club are carefully sourced and amazingly unique."
"I have learned so much about Chinese teas since joining the MyTeaPal Club.
Region by region the subscription allows me to explore the teas together with a great community of TeaPals from all over the world. I very much look forward to continuing that journey."
"After I started using the MyTeaPal app, I realized I actually stepped into an amazing community of like-minded and kind-hearted souls who meet from around the world weekly and share their love for tea. Within the MyTeaPal Club, not only are the teas fresh and directly sourced from MyTeaPal creator Vincent's recent travels, but they are also curated with an interesting and educational focus that keeps us excited to taste and learn more! Its been such a great community and experience!"