LUPICIA started out in Japan in 1994 and actually began as two separate tea stores. First as a black tea specialty store called "L'epicier", meaning grocery store in French. Then a few years later a specialty tea store offering green teas from China and Japan called "緑碧茶園 Lu Pi Cha En", meaning jade green tea garden in Chinese, was opened.

In 2005 the company decided to become a purveyor of world teas and combined the two stores and the two names resulting in the name "LUPICIA". In a sense, it is a blending of cultures that envisions the hope to spread the wonderful flavors of tea and a tea drinking culture throughout the world.

  • 10/16/2017 System Maintenance
    Due to the system maintenance of, credit card transactions will be disabled between 10:00-11:00PM PST Saturday October 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience.
    The date of the grand opening of LUPICIA FRESH TEA PLANO has been changed from March 25th to Friday April 14. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you in April. Thank you.
  • 01/27/2017 Special Offer at Ala Moana Store in Hawaii
    A special Lunar New Year celebration offer at Ala Moana store! Receive a FREE GIFT with a purchase of $36 or more from January 27 (FRI)-29(SUN)
  • 01/11/2017 IMPORTANT NOTICE: Payment page viewing issue resolved
    We sincerely apologize for the difficulties in viewing the credit card payment page during January 5-11. The issue has been resolved and the page in question is now functioning. Thank you very much.
    We strongly recommend that you place your orders by 12/12 in order to receive them by Christmas.*
  • 12/07/2016 HOLIDAY ORDERS notes
    *Please note that your order may be delayed due to inclement weather occurring along the shipment route, that is out of our control, regardless of the shipping method. Excludes international orders.
  • 11/18/2016 Possible Technical Difficulties
    Due to high order volume, our website has been experiencing technical difficulties. If it is taking a long time to process the order, please do not click multiple times.
  • 11/18/2016 Lupicia Contact
    If you are experiencing technical issues, please contact us at
  • 11/18/2016 Holiday Office Hours (2016/11/24-27)
    Hayward office will be closed from Thursday 11/24 to Sunday 11/27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We appreciate your understanding.
  • 05/27/2016 Iced Tea Promotion -From May 28 to June 12
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