Little, everyday pleasures bring moments of joy to everyone. The mission of OXALIS is for a cup of our tea or coffee to be a source of such enjoyment - a highlight in one's day that affords some much needed down time.
Petr Zelík -the CEO and founder of OXALIS
The company is named after the Latin word for a four-leaf clover. Finding one is considered lucky due to their rarity, and perhaps some of that good fortune has rubbed off in business over the years.
History tells us that tea has been drunk for around 5,000 years, and is now the most popular beverage globally, second only to water. Apart from boasting an almost infinite breadth of flavours and aromas, it has a number of positive effects on health and well-being. We at OXALIS strive to sell varieties of tea and coffee that act like a balm for the mind and soul.
Tea is inextricably linked with Buddhism for its calming and contemplative qualities.
It warms in the winter and cools in the summer.
It revitalises and energises.
The ritual of drinking tea traverses social boundaries between the rich and poor.
Tea is a true gift from the heavens.
The coffee bean has existed for a far shorter time as the coffee tree was discovered in Ethiopia about 1,700 years ago. Drinking coffee has become incredibly popular, especially in recent decades, its culture spreading out to every country in the world.
Numerous novels have been written in cafes.
Friendships and relationships are born out of a mutual love for coffee.
Coffee forges connections between people.
Growing the crop is an important source of income to otherwise poor nations.
Coffee is a phenomenon of modern times.