In Chinese, “Ku” means bitter, and “Cha” means Tea. So, are we selling bitter teas? The answer is Yes and No. The traditional tea, “Camellia sinensis”, always tastes a little bitter, because of the tannis in the leaves. The bitterness soon turns into sweetness, which we call “Hui Gan”, or sweet-after. We name our store “Ku Cha” also because its tasting experience represents one’s life experience. One enjoys the sweetness of final success after a bit of hard and bitter journey to get there. Without the bitterness, there is no sweetness.
Started in Boulder, Colorado, Ku Cha House of Tea, was established in 2005 with the mission to bring you the finest teas around the world. Currently, we are operating two stores located in Downtown Boulder and Downtown Fort Collins respectively.
The history of tea dates back to 5000 years ago. The Chinese people first cultivated tea and drank it mostly for medicinal purposes. Since then, tea has been adopted by cultures worldwide. Right now, over 50 countries in the world produce teas. Because of its nutritional value, tea has become increasingly popular in the United States.
Drinking tea is fun. Green tea provides a light, fresh taste; black tea, a full bodied flavor; and oolong tea, a blend of both green and black tea flavors. No matter what taste you prefer, you can always find a type of tea that suits you. Tea drinks are colorful: green, yellow, black, and red. You name it! When you drink tea, you can enjoy its delightful flavor and appreciate its color.
Drinking tea is also personal. With large collection of loose leave teas, we are confident that you will find your tea here. Let’s explore the world of fine tea together and right here.