Interview: Eric Prepares for Tea Origin Visit to China

  • October 5, 2017

Our Vice President of Operations and ingredient buyer extraordinaire, Eric Ring, is off to China! Eric has been sourcing ingredients and developing our tea blends for 20 years. If you have a favorite Choice Organic Teas tea or herbal blend, it’s very likely that Eric has had a role in ensuring the quality of ingredients and perfecting the balance of flavors in your cup.

Eric will be in China for two weeks visiting tea gardens, meeting farmers and workers, tasting new teas, and getting a firsthand look into our garden’s Fair Trade initiatives. We’re looking forward to sharing his experiences and images with you when he returns!

Learn more about the Chinese tea garden he’ll be visiting and discover our other tea and herb sources with our Where It Comes From interactive map.

We sat down with Eric for a brief chat about his upcoming trip. Watch the video below!


  • Good to see you at your day job. It fits you to a tea!

    Joel O. — October 11, 2017 at 9:32 pm
  • Was a great pleasure to reconnect after sooo many years. I’m glad we could actually meet up at the other end of the planet, as you put it. Thank you for making the trip so as to meet at this platform

    Bipin — October 13, 2017 at 11:34 pm
  • Good Work Eric! Have a grand trip!

    Blake Rankin — October 15, 2017 at 9:08 pm
  • I’m please to taste a good tea from you. Have a good trip and hope your good luck!

    Ken — November 8, 2017 at 11:05 pm

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