The Mighty Leaf Tea Company is a specialty tea manufacturer based in San Rafael, California, known for pioneering the whole leaf tea pouch filled with whole tea leaves, herbs and fruits. The genesis of Mighty Leaf Tea came in 1996 as a result of a shared passion and dream envisioned by husband-and-wife team Gary Shinner and Jill Portman when they founded their teahouse on Fillmore St. in San Francisco.
Mighty Leaf always starts with whole leaf tea sourced from the finest tea growing estates and regions in the world. We taste and cup the tea to ensure a consistency of aroma, freshness, integrity of the leaf, flavor and color of the tea’s liquor. Whether Chamomile from Egypt or Mint from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Mighty Leaf takes pride in sourcing the highest quality fruits, herbs, blossoms and flavors for its signature blends. They examine the integrity of these individual ingredients to ensure that color, flavor and aromatic requirements are met before blending.
The company’s signature whole leaf blends come wrapped in handcrafted silken and award-winning biodegradable tea pouches (click the link to find out more.)
The eco-friendly tea pouches are stitched with unbleached cotton and without glue or staples. The company played an integral role in introducing the innovative whole leaf tea pouches to the foodservice and retail sales channels. Mighty Leaf’s unique design combines the easy-to-use functionality of traditional tea bags and the quality of loose tea.