Geoff is originally from the UK and had a long career working in IT for a major international bank in both Europe and Asia before deciding to turn his enthusiasm for tea into a business. He has been living in Vietnam since 2008 and in 2011 was co-founder of Hatvala with his Vietnamese business partner. Hatvala has an exclusive focus on Vietnam with a mission to source responsibly produced teas of character direct from farmers and small-scale producers across the country. Travelling regularly to Vietnam’s tea areas Geoff and his partner have established great relationships and work tirelessly to discover and create new teas and to improve the quality and consistency of their existing range. Geoff has also traveled to study tea production in parts of India and China.