About us 

Notre entreprise

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Company founded in  2003

The story of Jean-Benoit Bourrel and his team began in 2003 in the Cha Yuan network, created in Lyon (France) by Nadia Bécaud.
Very soon, the number 8 of the St Jacques street in Lille becomes the place to be for the tea lovers of the city. In 2004, Jean-Benoit hires about twenty students, particularly from the famous EDHEC school, to run the Chinese tea pavilion located on the front of the Opera during the whole of Lille 2004, a year long festival corresponding to the nomination of Lille as the annual Cultural Capital of Europe.

The regional and international audience will long remember this Pavilion offered by the city of Shanghai as one of the most striking memories of Lille 2004 European Capital of Culture.

In 2009, Jean-Benoit and his team start a new adventure by locating another tea house in Brussels in Belgium, near the famous Châtelain, at the number 97 of the Bailli street.
In 2010, the sale of Cha Yuan encourages Jean-Benoit and his team to launch their own brand and trademark in France: that is how Unami was born in July 2011!

The large range of products is expanding, and the offer of organic and fair trade products is growing with about forty references, in all families of teas. Premium teas of guaranted origin, particularly from China and Japan, are also more numerous, and are presented on the website by terroirs.


Unami is dedicated to teas of origin : China, Japan, Taiwan, India… Our tea experts network travel to select the best teas of representative terroirs of China, Japan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Argentina... .
You can also enter tasting sessions to discover the various tea families or to compare teas and terroirs, and participate in traditional tea ceremonies.

The company

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Created on the 11th of july 2003 with a social capital of 138.000€
SIREN: 449.257.492 RCS Lille TVA Intra : 71 449 257 492
Address : 8 rue St Jacques BP 332 59026 Lille Cedex, France
Telephone: +33 (0)3 28 52 43 70

Managing director: Jean-Benoît Bourrel