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Our NeighboursJude Wang

Jude Wang is the owner of Cultivate Tea, a specialty tea shop based in Vancouver. Originally from China, his path to tea began on a trip to Beijing and has led him to open his own shop where he's been sourcing rare teas and introducing locals to the beauty of tea for the past 8 years. We visited Jude on a Monday morning at his lovely shop hidden in plain sight at the base of Mount Pleasant.

What gets you up in the morning?

A fresh new day, the crisp morning air.

Do you have a daily routine?

I usually get up in the morning at 6:30am, do a quick 30 minute sitting meditation, have my morning tea practice, go for a run, bike ride or to the gym, eat breakfast, then go to work, and have more tea.

Favourite garment that you own?

Currently, my Paa polo shirt.

What is your favourite meal?

My mom’s food - Chinese style cucumber salad, roasted eggplant, sauerkraut soup, dumplings.

Current Obsession?

Tennis.

What’s the next thing you’re going to make?

A tasting set of six very special, very seasonal first harvest green teas.

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