Our Story

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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.