Jeffrey H. McIntosh 麦杰飞

A tea industry specialist with 8 years of experience in the international tea industry.

The depth of his knowledge of the tea industry began with his life in Yunnan province, China. In China he worked with a number of renowned Tea Masters, became fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and gained complete knowledge of all aspects surrounding tea in China including; retail and wholesale markets, quality control, sourcing, growing, preparing, and drinking etiquette. After returning to the states, He opened his own tea company, McIntosh Tea. McIntosh Tea experienced great success through traveling all over China and selling fine tea to high-end, international clientele. His understanding of retail and wholesale tea sales also extends to the U.S. market. Returning to the Seattle area from Yunnan, he began working with other Tea Masters in the US, oversaw the opening of retail stores, and in addition has lent his skills to project management, hiring, training, eCommerce, PR, consulting, customer services, and brand standardization.

With our bilingual skills, cultural awareness and technical knowledge of tea, we leverage unique expertise with business skills and experience to guide tea companies in North America through the growing tea market and strengthen their focus on quality tea. We advise tea distributors, buyers, retailers and wholesalers on strategic business matters, trade marketing and quality assurance. The goal is to help small and large companies show better growth, brand trust, and confidence in their tea products.

Jeffrey H. McIntosh 麦杰飞

Media & Work
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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Lightsphere AI: Director Global Supply Chain (Bellevue, WA)
Teabook: Founder (Lake Forest Park, WA) Find our more about Teabook Here
Changsha Nutrahealth Bio-Tech: American Sales / Wholesale / Partner (Changsha, Hunan)
Xian Chan Tea 仙禅茶: Founder (Bellevue, WA)
McIntosh Tea: Owner / Founder / Management / Sourcing / CEO (Seattle, WA)
Derku Tea: American Sales / Wholesale / Storage (Taichung, Taiwan)
Denong Tea Co: Sales / Wholesale/ Preparation / USA Relations (Kunming, Yunnan)
Smacha Tea: Director / Manager / Trainer / Project Manager / eCommerce (Bellevue, WA)


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