International Tea Importers

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About International Tea Importers (ITI)

International Tea Importers (ITI) is a major importer of organic and fair trade teas as well as conventional teas from every tea-producing country and herbals of every description. Since 1990, we have proudly offered surpassing quality and surprisingly low prices and personal service for every type of tea or tea-related product We guarantee our customers a wealth of choice from our warehouse of over 500 different types of tea. ITI also supports tea promotion and education efforts as a matter of company policy. ITI was World Tea Expo’s first Platinum Sponsor and has remained a Platinum Sponsor ever since. From the beginning, ITI has been the Specialty Tea Institute’s (STI) single largest supporter of educational classes and seminars.

ITI specializes in servicing clients of all sizes and provides in-house flavoring and blending-to-order. ITI’s deep experience and up-to-date knowledge of the tea industry enables us to deliver the right teas for our customers in quantities ranging from two to two thousand pounds.

why choose iti?


From Garden

Having great realtionships with direct gardens ensures for the best quality for our customers.

Over 500+

Teas Instock

We carry over 500 different of teas in stock and ready to ship. All our blended teas are made when you order it to ensure freshness.

Low Minimums

Teas & Accessories

Our 2lb minimum on teas allows our customers to offer more selections without being tied to large inventory.

Certifications & Associations

Click on the logos below for our current certificates

Godfather of Tea: Devan Shah

Entrepreneur, Educator, Friend, Husband, Father and the God Father of Tea. Devan Shah’s warm smile and generous spirit has played a decisive role in developing America’s tastes in tea. He has consistently created markets for tea where there were no markets previously. Since its humble beginning in 1990, International Tea Importers or ITI has become a major importer of organic and fair trade teas as well as conventional teas from every producing country,

In 2005 Devan was invited to serve as International Juror at India’s first-ever tea competition, the Golden Leaf India Awards held, as it happened, at the Nilgiri hill station town Coonoor, his old summertime home place. In 2014, Devan received the John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award, when he was just in his early 50’s. In America, there is simply nobody who has done more than Devan Shah and his company, ITI, to create the Tea Renaissance blossoming all around us today.

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