Roots of Our Teas
Local and Imported
The tea that the Finger Lakes Tea company is growing in our Finger Lakes area is called Mao Feng from the Huangshan area of China. The name translates as Yellow Mountain Fur Peak Tea. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) is in Anhui Province in Southeast China. This tea is so named because of the small hairs that cover the leaves which are in a shape that resembles a mountain peak.
It is one of the top 10 teas in China, known for its delicious taste as well as its numerous health benefits. When this tea matures and is processed it will be sold in the tea store and served in our restaurant along with other high quality imported teas. There will also be unique combinations made to order.
All these are specially chosen by our owners for their delicate flavor, fine color and health benefits. The medical benefits of tea have always been well known especially in China where it was discovered. The Emperor Shen Nong, father of Chinese Agriculture and Medicine once remarked,”Tea relieves tiredness and strengthens the will, warms the soul and revives eyesight” Conventional medicine has found reason for this in the tannins and polyphenols (which are rich in anti oxidants) that tea contains
We are in the process of building our shop and tea room and will keep you informed of progress as we go along.
We are located in the Finger Lakes area of New York State between exits 42(Geneva) & 41(Waterloo) of I-90 on Rte 318.
Just a few miles from either exit!!
We are directly across from the Waterloo Premium outlets and are easily accessible from all directions.
We will strive to always bring our customers the most authentic and pure products available.
The Finger Lakes Tea Garden will house a tea shop, traditional Dim Sum restaurant and eventually a processing room for our locally grown tea when it matures(2014)
We plan to share the authentic Kung Fu tea ceremony with others, sell beautiful imported fine porcelain tea sets and accessories as well as imported and locally grown teas.
Our building is up & we are working on completing the inside. Just a few more weeks & we plan on opening.
Finger lakes Tea Company, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of New York State is the vision of its founders, Mark and Lily Lin. Their entire family – both here and in China - is involved in this endeavor. The Lins come from Qingtian Zhejiang Province China which is known for tea and historic stone carvers for centuries.
We are passionate about quality tea and hope to share this passion with others. Our dream is to grow tea locally, in the Finger Lakes area and sell it to the public. We will also sell and serve high quality imported tea. Since, in our homeland of China tea is named for the area it is grown our local tea is called Finger Lakes Tea. And so our new company is called!!!
We have already planted over 55000 tea plants with seed direct from our homeland along with 1500 apple-pear trees on our 30 acre farm. With help from scientists from Cornell, we have found that the unique, natural conditions of the Finger Lakes is conducive to growing tea.
We have been in the food industry for many years and have been happy to serve the public with authentic, traditional high quality food and teas.