About Zuo Wang Tea

The story of Zuo Wang Tea begins with three dear friends from China, Taiwan, and the United States of America. All three have had a passion for tea for years, and are always searching for the best quality tea, teaware, incense, antiques, and more. Hsueh has studied and practiced Buddhism, Daoism, qi gong, meditation, tea, antiques and incense for over 25 years. Hsueh, Ivan and Forest were classmates at UC Berkeley and became very close friends throughout their time there. The three of them, along with other friends, would frequently meet at Forest and Hsueh's house to cook dinner, make tea, and discuss Buddhism, Chinese Medicine, tea, and other related topics. Ultimately, after graduation they were inspired to collaborate to find and offer the best tea, teaware, incense and antiques.

The first Zuo Wang Teashop opened its doors in Shenzhen, China in 2015. Ivan Zhong and Hsueh Lu opened the teashop in Shenzhen while Forest Amsden attended Chinese Medicine school; while attending Forest launched the online store and the U.S. branch of Zuo Wang Tea. There are now 4 Zuo Wang Teahouses in China. Zuo Wang Tea has many award winning teas including He Zi Hao Sheng Puerh, Dong Guo Sheng Puerh, and Li Shan High Mountain Oolong. We remain focused on producing, collecting and providing the best quality, tea, teaware, and antiques available in China and Taiwan. 

Zuo Wang Tea offers retail, wholesale, classes, tea tastings and consulting in the United States, China and Taiwan. Contact us to discover how we can work together.


United States of America (By Appointment Only): 2066 NW Overton St., Portland, OR 97209


1. Zuo Wang Teahouse: 1F, Meilin Bldg., Jinxui St., OctLoft, Nanshan Dist., Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

2. Zuo Wang Xin Zhai: Lujiang Ancestral Hall, Moji Yunxi Resort Hotel, Shuikou Community, Zhangdongkeng Village, Paitan Town, Zengcheng District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

3. Zuo Wang Living Aesthetic Experience Hall: Shop 113, Country Garden Hao Ting Project 1, Dongkeng Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China