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Since we met in our 20’s, decades ago, my husband and I have lived the healthy, adventurous, entrepreneurial California lifestyle.

After careers in real estate and wholesaling, for over a decade now we’ve devoted our finances, energy and time to tea. We are loose tea fanatics. We don’t just like it..we’re passionate about it!

The tea adventure started for me in the early 2000′s when I began to study tea and source and develop relationships with some of the finest growers, importers and blenders in the world. A partner and I co­founded a retail tea company in 2004, which eventually opened 3 stores in Southern California resort areas.

In 2008, my husband and I became partners in a retail tea store called California Tea & Coffee Brewery in the Wine Country of Southern California, which we operated until December of 2012. See the 5 star yelp and Google reviews, a few shown below..

Since 2009, I have been an invited monthly guest contributor to the #1 tea blog, voted so by World Tea Expo 2016, T Ching.   In addition, I have trained restaurant staff in serving loose tea and been interviewed by publications including the international newspaper China Daily on the subject of tea.

This same experience, passion for quality product and customer satisfaction is now available online.  We look forward to making many new tea-loving friends here at California Tea & Herbal!




Big wholesale companies go to trade shows and people who want to start tea companies, online and off, can buy their entire lines and ‘instantly’ be in the tea business. That’s not the way we roll.

What has always made us different than most other companies is our flat­-out refusal to carry teas because they are trendy, to buy ‘a line of tea’, or add any tea or herbal that doesn’t fit into our ‘taste test’ profile of excellence just because it’s seasonal, or ‘new’, or another company has it. We don’t even add classics that we aren’t excited about to please ‘purists’.

We source from a number of suppliers who are organic and Fair Trade certified, who we have had relationships with for over a decade, and who we feel have exceptional teas and blends. And, to their consternation, we don’t buy a large selection of tea from any one of them. After extensive cupping and editing, we only bring in the selections we feel are the best of the best in taste from each supplier. We keep inventories small and ‘just in time’ for freshness.

If you want tea that always tastes fresh and amazing, our ‘curated collection’ of loose teas and herbals is now available online, for shipping anywhere in the United States.

We are looking forward to serving you!



“Talk about great sourcing, great products and service with integrity!”


“As a devout tea lover I am extremely impressed with the  variety that they carry as well as the freshness of the teas.”


“Their teas are the most flavorful and high quality teas that can be bought!”


“This is a tea lover’s paradise…blown away at not only the variety, but the quality of their teas.”


“The teas are perfection.”