About Us – Golden Ocean Chinese Tea

About Us

Hi, My name is Michael Bending.  I would like  to warmly welcome you to the Golden Ocean Chinese Tea Shop. A few years ago I lived in China both in Nanjing, Tunxi and Taiping. I was teaching English at Taiping Middle School and working in the local hospital to study Chinese Medicine (which is used in conjunction with western medicine in China).

In this time I got to experience Chinese culture in the country town of Taiping (So small it’s not even in Wikipedia – Taiping means great/much peace). Taiping is only about 20kms from the base of the famous mountain called Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) of which Huang Di (The Yellow Emperor) , one of the forefathers of Chinese civilization attained immortality or so the legend goes.

Taiping is also very close to other famous mountains and towns like Jiu Hua Shan, Jing De Zhen (famous for ceramics) and Hong Cun where some filming was done in the movie Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

The province of Anhui is famous for its tea and I was lucky enough to be introduced to this tea culture. Anhui province produces 4 of the teas in the top 10 teas of China. In fact I’m importing my tea from Tunxi (Huang Shan City) in Anhui province, China.

I had no idea that there was so many different varieties of Chinese tea. But when I returned to Australia I found it hard to get good quality Chinese tea (even in Chinatown)…so I have started importing it!

Now I would like to share the Chinese tea culture and these imported high quality teas with everyone else.


Golden Ocean Chinese Tea

Specialising in various kinds of Black tea, Green tea, White tea, Yellow tea, Oolong tea, Dark tea, Pu Erh Tea, Scented tea, Flowering tea, Herbal tea and Tea Powder, Tea ware, Tea pots, cups, mugs, Tea canisters, Tea containers. We supply the finest and rarest Chinese teas imported directly from China.

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    +61 403761010

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    59A Campbell Parade, Manly Vale NSW 2093