The name Ocha Tea comes from the Japanese word Ocha – which means tea. Although “cha” means “tea,” it is usually called “o-cha.” “O” is a prefix of respect. Our teas start from the Camellia bush. This plant is Camellia synesis, better known as the tea plant. The word tea comes from the Chinese Amoy dialect for the word t’e. Tea is better known in China and Japan as ch’a from the Cantonese dialect.
Ocha Tea supplies loose black, green and herbal teas. In 2018, we broadened our focus to include bagged teas and began to sell a full line of traditional, specialty blend, and herbal teas directly to fine stores and through our website to consumers. Today, we are headquartered in Detroit, MI and we locally distribute to markets and sale directly at farmer markets in the metropolitan Detroit area. Our goal is to become one of the largest specialty tea companies in the U.S., with products alailable through food service, grocery stores, tea and coffee shops, clob stores, mass merchandisers, natural food stores, mail order and online.
This Business Supports “Minority Economic Development