My name is Jeffrey H. McIntosh, I am a Pu-erh tea industry specialist and cultural liaison.
I trained under a renowned Chinese Tea Master, lived in Yunnan while becoming proficient in Mandarin Chinese, and gained a thorough understanding of the international tea market. Since then, I have started multiple US-based tea companies that worked directly with Chinese farms and suppliers. I am now building an immersive and educational experience for pu-erh tea enthusiasts as well as creating a series of short-form videos on Youtube for all things related to quality loose leaf tea.
Youtube - Content Creator
March 2020 - Present
Building an immersive and educational experience for pu-erh tea enthusiasts.
Short-form videos on Youtube for all things related to pu-erh tea: brewing, producing, tasting, aging, purchasing, & investing
Denong Tea - Tea Master
March 2018 - Present
Served as head tea expert for California branch.
Managed client relations for USA market.
Presented educational lectures on tea preparation and history.
Coordinated festivals and events internationally.
Worked closely with CEO to bring Chinese company and products to the American market.
Lightsphere AI - Global Supply Chain Advisor
July 2016 - 2019
Advised on Chinese sourcing.
Discovered sources and supply chains in China.
Maintained business partner relationships and networks.
Oversaw Chinese manufacturing of prototypes and products.
In charge of communication, negotiation, sourcing and purchasing of high-tech hardware.
Xian Chan Tea, inc. - Founder
March 2015 - October 2019
Established Xian Chan Tea, Inc. as a C-Corporation.
Aided in the development and creation of small tea companies who have a strong focus on quality tea and educating the American tea market.
Teabook - Founder
May 2015 - March 2019
Created entire idea to concept of entire company and product Teabook.
Raised pre-seed capital.
Set up fulfillment shipping center.
Built scalable supply chain in Hunan, China.
Launched subscription platform for monthly tea boxes.
Oversaw manufacturing of products, boxes, packaging and tea in Hunan, China.
McIntosh Tea - Founder/CEO
March 2010 - March 2017
Curated pu-erh tea products for a select set of customers.
Created and conducted tea tours in Yunnan, China.
Sourced and imported tea related products to resell.
Advised tea distributors, buyers, retailers, and wholesalers on strategic business matters, trade marketing and quality assurance.
Founders Institute & Lab - Graduate
Founder Institute Graduate: Business Development & Management
September 2015 - Seattle, WA
Advanced Founder Lab Graduate: Business Development and Management
March 2015 - Palo Alto, CA