BEHIND THE BRAND
Nintai Tea's mission is to provide every bubble tea lover the opportunity to make their favorite drink at home. Regardless of where you live in the United States, we are determined to send you quality ingredients at an affordable price to satisfy your craving.
"There are things in life that we can and cannot control. With the things that are in our control, utilize that time to make things happen."
– Sabi Leon, Founder
I am a current professional tennis player and my work requires a lot of traveling. Ever city I go, I need my bubble tea. Many times I felt disappointed whether it be the taste, the cost, or there simply wasn't any bubble tea shops in the city.
One day while on the tennis court, an idea popped into my head. Why don't I just bring ingredients with me to make my own? I surely am not the only one facing this challenge. Luckily, I'm based in Southern California with bubble tea shops in every corner. So I look forward to coming home. But what about those who live in cities that don't have shops? With the busy schedule of being on tour, I couldn't find time to juggle my profession and making this opportunity into a reality.
With the spread of COVID-19, the tour was suspended and California issued a stay-at-home order. This meant I was stuck at home. Being the busy body that I am, I had to stay productive with my time. I found this as a golden opportunity. I finally found the time to think of a solution to this problem.
This was the day Nintai Tea was born.