“Life is too short to drink bad tea.” That’s the raison d’être of Mansa Tea, founded by Ashley Lim WG18 and inspired by her father’s love of pu’er, originating in China’s Yunnan province.

Initially launched to service high-end restaurants and luxury hotels, Mansa shifted to a direct-to-consumer model during the COVID pandemic while maintaining its focus — sourcing the highest-quality tea and aging it to achieve peak flavor with only one ingredient, tea leaves. Lim, a certified tea sommelier, also aims to educate aspiring tea connoisseurs through monthly tastings, virtual workshops, and corporate events.

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