Jeffrey H. McIntosh 麦杰飞

I have a passion for good tea. Tea has not only changed my life, but saved it. In 2006, I was offered my first real cup of tea and that experience started me on this journey. I soon traveled to Yunnan Province in China where I was fortunate enough to work with a number of renowned Tea Masters, including the owner of the Denong Tea company. I worked hard to become fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and over time gained an extensive knowledge of tea cultivation in China, including: retail and wholesale markets, quality control, sourcing, growing, preparation, and tea drinking etiquette.

After returning to the United States, I became an tea industry entrepreneur. As part of my businesses, I traveled all over China searching for the very best quality tea leaves for my international clientele. I then began working with other Tea Masters in the US and oversaw the opening of retail stores. In addition, I’ve lent my skills to project management, training, e-commerce, PR, consulting, and brand standardization.

The next important goal in my career is to become a Tea Master. You can Join me on my journey to become a Tea Master as I share my experiences, research, and knowledge of great tea with you by becoming a Patreon Here

Jeffrey H. McIntosh 麦杰飞

Media & Work
Denong Store Grand Opening – Video Segment (chinese) / 11 Nov 2017
Denong Store Grand Opening – China News USA (chinese) / 11 Nov 2017
How to Build a Pop-Up Tea Studio – FreshCup Magazine / Whole Leaf / 26 April 2017
Who Buys Tea? A Conversation with Jeffrey McIntosh – Hot Leaf Juice / Podcast / 24 April 2017
The Transformative Power of Leadership – The CEO Magazine / Leadership / 03 March 2017
Mindfulness and Entrepreneurism – Startup Magazine / Entrepreneurship / 01 March 2017
Chinese Tea 101 – Fresh Cup Magazine / Whole Leaf / February Issue 2017
Decoding the Mystic of Puerh Tea – Fresh Cup Magazine / Main Feature / November Issue 2016
30 UNDER 30 – 425 Business Magazine / September Issue 2016
Too Much Tea “pairing down the menu” – Fresh Cup Magazine / August Issue 2016
How to get your product out into the market – Business Rockstars w/ Mark Lack / 28 June 2016
A (Young) Life in Tea – Fresh Cup Magazine / June Issue 2016
Everything Entrepreneurial w/ Teabook – Business Rockstars National Daily Show / 10 March 2016
[新闻直播间]中国文化在美国:中国茶和茶文化在美受欢迎 – CCTV / 23 February 2015 (Best viewed on mobile for USA Viewers)
Americans Teaching Americans Chinese Tea – CCTV America / 24 February 2015
The Story Behind McIntosh Tea – Dwolla /
PDF of Jeffrey McIntosh’s Tea Interview – World Tea News /  2012 Sage Group (Tea Report)
Puerh Tea Audio Interview - Derek Johnson / Time To Burn / April 2012
Man Comes in for a photo, leaves a Tea Master – Northwest Asian Weekly / 15 April 2010


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Suggested Tea and Business Reading:
The Book of Tea – Kakuzo Okakura
Shoe Dog – Phil Knight
Good to Great – Jim Collins