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Kopius Teas Opens Wholesale Business to Serve Mid-Size and New Tea Retailers


Del Mar, California – March 8, 2008 – Kopius Teas ( has opened its commercial website with a focus on delivering the widest selection of teas to new and mid-size tea retailing businesses. Kopius Teas carries hundreds of loose leaf teas, blends and herbal tisanes at the most competitive prices in the industry, including an industry leading selection of organic, bio-dynamic and fair trade certified options. The teas are sourced directly from established tea gardens, in association with direct importer QTrade Teas and Herbs. Custom blending and private labeling services are available. Kopius Teas also provides business consulting services for start-up specialty tea retailers.

Kopius Teas is the creation of Ronald Eng and Emilie Yanagi in association with QTrade Teas and Herbs. Ronald and Emilie are long time tea retailers and owners of the premier tea house in San Diego, Infusions of Tea. Infusions of Tea has recently been featured on national radio and the local NBC television affiliate in San Diego (

QTrade Teas and Herbs is one of the country’s largest direct importers of tea. Manik Jayakumar, Qtrade’s Founder and CEO, has over forty years of professional experience in every segment of the industry, including growing and manufacturing tea, managing tea plantations, and marketing and trading tea globally. Together QTrade and Kopius Teas will bring the power of the large direct importer to the new and mid size tea buyer.

“We designed Kopius Teas to service the needs of the specialty retail tea marketplace. Our direct retail experience, immediate access to over 400 quality teas and herbs from around the world, and efficient e-commerce platform combine to make us a very attractive resource for any business interested in creating or updating their tea program,” says Ronald Eng, Kopius Teas co-founder. “As soon as Manik walked us through the recently expanded warehouses of Qtrade Teas and Herbs, we realized this would be a tremendous business opportunity.” he added.

Emilie Yanagi comments, “A wide selection of organic teas, proprietary blends and popular herbal tisanes delivered quickly at the most competitive prices can add enormous value to the ongoing operation of any tea business. We can direct the reseller to the most popular teas and help them become more successful. That is our focus.”


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