A Year in Review – Popular Teas

The Tea Heavy Hitters for 2022

We thought it would be fun to share our most popular Lake Missoula Tea list for this past year. While we have over 150 blends and teas, here are the teas that rise to the top by tea type.

Black Tea

Our top black blends are: Earl Grey Blue, High Country Huckleberry and Lake Missoula Breakfast. Many of our customers appreciate the premium single origin teas we offer: Dom Dom Bodo Assam from India, Mammoth Red from Indonesia, and Nepali Gold from Nepal are high quality teas grown by artisan farmers!

Botanical (Herbal)

Our best selling caffeine free blends are: Spicy Ginger Snap, Sun-Kissed Huckleberry, Pleistocene Peach and Stress Less. The consumers of our single botanicals know what’s good for them. These teas offer relief and aid in health: Kava Kava, Immortality Herb, and Ginger Root.


Rooibos is also caffeine free, but like true tea, which contains lots of anti-oxidants, we think it deserves its own category for its distinct flavor and goodness. Blood Orange, Gin & Cream, and Turmeric Twirl were the winners here.


The tea in between green and black is Oolong. The two top blends were Creamy Coconut and Mimosa while the single origin top dog was Lake Missoula’s Black Pearl from Sumatra.


Cloud 9 Montana (aka our “A White Christmas”) and Alpine White take the torch! Our customer’s refined palate recognizes quality ingredients when they taste them.


This was no surprise to us — Sticky Rice and Jasmine Puerh were at the top with our dark teas.


The least manipulated leaf is green tea. We have so many good greens and our customers know it. This all organic list includes: Lemon Lavender, Love; Morrocan Mint, and Jurassic Ginger are our top green blends. Mammoth Matcha and Heritage Green are the single origin winners.


We had three at the top for chai: Evening Chai (caffeine free), Golden Milk (actually a turmeric spice mix), and Harvest Moon.

That wraps up our 2022 tea winners! Are any of these your favorites?

Written by: Heather Kreilick

2 thoughts on “A Year in Review – Popular Teas

  1. Good day! I have been a lover of the teas since the beginning of Lake Missoula’s journey. Visits to the small tea room upstairs in the Masonic building were always a treat. Now that I am in Helena, the journeys continue via online ordering.

    Have blessed holidays and a very prosperous 2023!
    Deb Scott

    * Still a big fan of the Hand Rolled Purple!

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136 E Broadway St, Missoula
Judy Hogg
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Sari Barnes
This atmosphere of this shop is so wonderfully cozy and pleasant. The menu has such a nice selection of to-go options and the loose teas to purchase for home brewing are phenomenal and in vast selection. The service was quick and friendly. I came here with my family and we bought many of the different teas to try, as well as some to-go teas. My sister and I really enjoyed their house Chai. It was the perfect amount of spice and tea, like a spicy hug for your soul. I will be recommending this shop to others in the future.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories