Lake Missoula Tea Company

We pick global so you can drink local

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Relationships are everything to us

Relationships we develop are the best thing about our tea – and make our tea the best.

Relationships are why we are excited to be in the tea business!

Our relationships with the…

  • Indonesian tea manager who says he’ll see us again in another 4 years
  • Kenyan farmer who shares purple tea plants with his pickers
  • Tawainese tea marketer who is so busy she had her one vacation with us
  • Coffee roaster who partners with us because our tea stands out
  • Restaurant owner who says serving our tea was the best decision he ever made
  • Man who tells us they had the best tea at a caffe that serves our tea
  • Customer who comes daily to chat at the tea bar
  • Employees that are glad to be at work, and stop in on their time off
  • Kombucha company that says our tea sets their product a notch above

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Real People, Real Tea shares interesting tea stories from around the world. We are lucky to meet so many people from all over the world through our tea travels and at our tea shop in Missoula, Montana. Though we often focus on our differences when thinking about people from other places, Lake Missoula Tea Company likes to hone in on our similarities. Real People, Real Tea hopes to illuminate those things we have in common through tea. Enjoy!

Enter Real People, Real Tea


Jake’s in Japan visiting tea farms.  We’re confident we carry the best Japanese tea!

Annapurna Tea Farm
Annapurna Tea Farm

Try our first Yellow Tea!

Bodacious Blue™ blend is here!

Try a Dairy Free Chai at the tea bar!

Proud winner of Missoula Choice Awards!

Best Tea Missoula Choice Awards
Best Tea Missoula Choice Awards

– thank you!


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Tea Tastings-Podcasts/Video

Aged Chines tea – Puerh and the Tea Trade Route 

Stress Less! and Adaptogenic Herbs – What’s all the talk about?

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Nuxalbari Tea Estate - An Elephant Haven

Media Mentions

We love our online tea customers.  Read about online tea and Lake Missoula Tea Company – Cyber Monday and Small Businesses

Learn why puerh tea is healthy – Fermented Tea:  Puerh’s Vast Health Benefits, by Heidi Moretti, MS, RD.

Read an interview with Sharmila Vaidyanathan with the Yellow Turmeric regarding LMTC’s focus on knowing the source of our tea.   Sharmila’s focus is food and what is curious about it!

What’s Elephant FriendlyTM tea?  Learn why we carry a black and green and why we carry tea with this tea certification from India.  Listen to an interview.

Learn about our trip to Colombia, South America in search of quality tea in a place ruled by coffee.  Watch the Missoula, MT’s KPAX news story!

We visited the Kenyan farm where our Hand Rolled Purple, Beliote Black, and Sunrise in Kenya come from.  Learn about our purple tea that we distribute on Montana NPR!  Read the article.

We’ve traveled to the tea trees on Jingmai Mountain, Yunnan, China to get a rare glimpse of ancient tea culture. National Geographic calls us trailblazers! Read the story.