Far Leaves Tea was born in 1998 in Berkeley, CA with the belief that the process of making tea is an embodiment of mindful living. Our co-founders Peter and Donna, who met and fell in love, literally, over a cup of Dong Ding Oolong, wanted to introduce premium loose leaf tea to the tea-bag-drinking-US and, even more importantly, a mindful lifestyle that is inspired by tea. Donna has been making annual trips overseas to tea farms since 1998, in search of single-origin handcrafted teas and teaware from thoughtful people.
Our Mission: To foster mindfulness by making the practice of tea accessible to all.
Our Philosophy: Anyone and everyone can be a tea master. We encourage everyone to enjoy tea in your own way and to define your own tea rituals.
Today, we are still headquartered in Berkeley with a great team of good people. Please stop by and say hi if you are ever in the area. We would love to share a cup of tea with you some time.