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.

  • 11/23/2015 Online Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Extravaganza
    Enjoy a 20% discount with promo code, carol20, on your LUPICIA favorites (excludes matcha products). Sale Begins Fri 11/27 9AM and ends on Mon 11/30 midnight PST
  • 11/19/2015 Holiday Office Hours (2015/11/26-29)
    Hayward office will be closed from Thursday November 26 to Sunday November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • 10/15/2015 Fall Tea Recipe Contest
    Submit your original recipe for your favorite fall tea drink by Mon Nov 2 and the winner will receive a fall gift set from LUPICIA! Visit the following link for more details: http://goo.gl/Hzr9D1
  • 08/03/2015 LUPICIA’s Events on August 8th (Sat) and 9th (Sun)
    We're having two events on Aug 8th and 9th: J-POP SUMMIT Festival at SF Union Square, from 11am-6pm and also Summer Tea Mocktail Party on the same days at Westfield SF Centre 3rd Floor from 2-4pm.
  • 06/01/2015 Dear valued customers
    LUPICIA regrets to inform that the sample tea of LUPICIA Tea Magazine issued June 2015 encloses Ginger & Lemon Myrtle, not Elderflower & Chamomile.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • 04/01/2015 Website Renewal of World Specialty Tea Store, LUPICIA !
    Customers can enjoy shopping both in English and Japanese on our new website.
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