Devan Shah

Devan Shah Tea Festival Meets Goals for Growing Public Festivals

The Devan Shah International Tea Festival – Los Angeles drew more than 1,500 attendees to the Pasadena Convention Center Dec. 2-3. Devan Shah founded International Tea Importers and the Chado Tea Rooms, and though he passed in 2016, his legacy lives on in what has become one of the country’s largest tea festivals. “Devan...

Bianca Shah to Lead ITI

Bianca Shah on Monday was named chief executive officer of International Tea Importers (ITI), following the sudden death of her father and company founder Devan Shah. A new leadership team will report to Bianca, 22, who announced the appointment of Bhavin Shah as chief operating officer effective June 6. Bhavin will assume responsibility for...

In Memoriam: Devan Shah (1962 – 2016)

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we recognize the unexpected death of specialty tea import pioneer Devan Shah, founder of International Tea Importers (ITI), Chado Tea Rooms and Waterfall Tea Company. He was 53 years old. Shah was born in Mumbai, India and grew up in Coimbatore (where he returned for a...

ITI Founder Devan Shah Honored

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Specialty tea import pioneer Devan Shah basked in the warmth of praise and standing applause of his peers at a black-tie ceremony on board the Queen Mary, tearful in gratitude before family and friends. In accepting the Cha Jing Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 World Tea Expo, Shah spoke...

2013 Cha Jing Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Devan Shah

The Cha Jing Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates individuals who have made considerable contributions to the growth, innovation, and education of the specialty tea industry throughout their lifetime. On October 21, 2013 at World Tea East, Mr. Devan Shah, President of International Tea Importers, will be presented the Cha Jing Lifetime Achievement Award....

Devan Shah

Devan Shah, Tea Mentor

LOS ANGELES, Calif. Devan Shah’s warm smile and generous spirit is evident at a distance. The founder of International Tea Importers and Chado Tea Rooms is a familiar face at tea events where he is always surrounded by listeners animated by his energetic and passionate love of tea. Born into a family of teachers...