About Us & Brewer

Karen Wan and Rick Ha Qi Aerista Founders

The Aromatic, Automatic and App-enabled Qi Aerista Brewer is designed to fit our busy lifestyle and not make us compromise on tea quality.

Founded by Dr. Rick Ha and Karen Wan, we are a team of tea lovers based in the metropolitan city of Hong Kong. Rick, born and raised in Hong Kong and later moved to Canada, had his first encounter with tea when he was still a child where going to the tea house serving Dim Sum was a weekend ritual for his family. White peony (Bai Mudan) was his dad’s favorite tea and also Rick's preferred choice as well.

Karen, born in Guangzhou, China and later moved to Canada, recalls that the only tea that her dad would drink was Shu Pu’er. Drinking Shu Pu’er for her back then was just like drinking warm water. The tea that really captivated her is Hong Kong-style milk tea that she first tasted in Toronto, brought to the Canadian city by Hong Kong emigrants during the 1990's.

Qi Aerista Smart Tea Brewer

Fast forward to the 2010's. After spending a few years developing smart tea brewing solutions, the first aromatic, automatic, app-enabled Qi Aerista smart tea brewer was born. The smart brewer was showcased in the 2016 World Tea Expo and was nominated as the New Product Showcase Finalist for two classes: Brewing Gear and Innovation. Later in November 2016, it was successfully funded on Kickstarter within 28 hours. Now our backer community boasts over 1600 wonderful backers worldwide.

Shipping Worldwide in Spring 2018

Now with our mass production plans well underway, we are ready to ship our beautifully and meticulously developed Qi Aerista Smart Tea Brewer to you in Spring 2018.

Pre-order your brewer today to enjoy the early-bird discounts while it lasts!