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.


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Previous Work

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