About Us


Welcome to Generation Tea. Our tea collection represents some of the finest unblended collector’s teas China has to offer. We specialize in and directly import our antique teas from China and Taiwan. The aged loose tea leaves are processed naturally with no flavorings, additives or preservatives. Each tea offers pure and natural flavors. We specialize in aged Pu-erh teas and aged Liu Bao or Liu Pao teas. Come view our extensive online selection!


We began as dedicated drinkers of fine Chinese teas. As we drank the teas with our friends, we saw that they too shared our enthusiasm for this beverage. We wondered how many more people had yet to discover the enjoyment of premium tea, such as the rich, earthy flavor of aged loose pu-erh tea, the fresh, grassy flavor of aged oolong tea, or the dark, woody flavor of Liu Pao tea. We knew that there were many people who would love some good pu’er tea or wulong tea, and that began Generation Tea. At Generation Tea, we offer you premium Chinese teas. We utilize our resources, experience and knowledge to allow our customers to buy collector’s tea online at competitive prices. We believe that tea is perfect just the way it is. Our teas contain no additives or preservatives.

We specialize in teas from China. Each region produces different varieties of tea, each with its own distinct attributes, such as Xiaguan tea and Menghai tea for pu’er, or Tibetan tea. Our tea producers take pride in the aesthetics of each tea and carefully hand process the teas making each one look as special and unique as it tastes. As you discover all the nuances of tastes in these teas, it is easy to understand how Chinese teas are a world unto themselves.

Michael Sanft - President 

Thirty years ago, Michael's Taiji teacher took him to Chinatown in New York City and introduced him to his first real tea store. He has been hooked ever since. In addition to his love of Chinese tea, Michael also has a broad interest in, and appreciation of Chinese healing arts. As a longtime practitioner of Taijiquan and Qigong, and student of herbology, Michael has experienced firsthand the positive benefits derived from these practices. A massage therapist by trade, Michael extends his practice of natural health to include the tea healthstyle, incorporating tea into his daily health routine. It is with this awareness toward better health that Michael offers these special teas to the public. He is hoping to make whole leaf tea part of everyone's daily diet not only for the health benefits, but also for the delicious tastes. Michael, his wife and four children drink these teas daily either hot or iced, and he has seen how they are enjoyed by people of all ages. He thinks that tea will surely be the drink of a new generation.

Business Opportunities

We are currently seeking to expand our customer base. Do you own a coffee bar, tea house, restaurant, or gourmet food market? Are you in the healthcare profession carrying some healthy items? Are you a distributor or salesperson looking for a cutting edge healthcare and diet product? These are some of the ways you can become involved with Generation Tea. Whether a small business or large client we are interested in promoting the natural market appeal of these special teas. We package in attractive, flexible 2 oz and 4 oz sizes for retail sales with barcodes, as well as 8 oz and 1 LB sizes for food service, coffee and teashops. Larger quantities available. Please contact us to discuss your specific interests.