Lake Missoula Tea Company

Lake Missoula Tea Company – we pick global so you can drink local

We provide the world’s best tea.  Buy our tea online and at our tea bar in Missoula, Montana. We strive to educate and inspire others about the virtues of tea and offer premium tea.  Buy black tea, green tea, oolong tea, puerh tea, purple tea – produced at small-scale, artisanal farms.  We also offer tasty botanical (herbal) blends.

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Spotlight: Purple Tea

Kenyan Purple Tea is the product of 25 years of work by the Kenyan Tea Research Institute. With wonderful flavor, there is the added health benefit of containing a high level of antioxidants – more than in black or green teas. Read more>>

Lake Missoula Tea Company – we pick global so you can drink local

Our leaf collection boasts every variety from fine Taiwanese oolong to Yunnan black produced by ancient tea trees. We have strong ties to the tea farms we visited in Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Kenya and Colombia.  We are confident in the quality of our teas and our ability to continue to source new and innovative brews.

Lake Missoula Tea Company’s name is inspired from the last Ice Age.  During this time, a vast glacial lake covered the Missoula Valley and a land bridge connected Asia to North America. Our name symbolizes the cultural connections that originated when humans migrated to new places and our tea provides a tangible connection to this history.  Drink and enjoy our tea with these connections in mind.

LMTC News

We are recently back from a trip to the only Colombian tea farm.  Watch for blog posts as we share what we learned about our Colombian teas:  Colombian Black, Andean Princess, Colombian Green and Cloud Forest Green!

Lake Missoula tea at Colombia tea farm
Lake Missoula Tea Company @ Colombia tea farm

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Media Mentions

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

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