Honey Ponderosa is a full-bodied tea that smells like a Ponderosa pine tree on a hot day. The taste is smooth and delicious, with a pinch of honey sweetness. Wafts of roasted marshmallow add another layer to this tasty black tea blend. Sip this tea and think of a majestic Ponderosa pine forest, sweet and warm on a sunny day.

Don’t know what a Ponderosa pine smells like? Well, we wanted to give you a little of Montana wilderness with this black tea. The Ponderosa pine, while found all over the west, is the Montana State tree. When you walk through a Ponderosa pine forest on a summer day, you might recognize a vanilla aroma. The theory is that the heat interacts with the tree sap, giving it that sweet honey, vanilla. and roasted marshmallow smell all rolled into one. That’s exactly the smell and taste we were shooting for with our Honey Ponderosa tea. Let us know if you think we nailed it.

A made in Montana tea.


Lake Missoula Tea Company commits to direct-sourcing teas and botanicals from sustainable farms. First we choose organic ingredients, and then we create our blends in small batches. In short, we love to drink this stuff, and we’re proud to share with you the tastiest, freshest tea possible. Store away from light and oxygen, and your teas will keep for a good long time.


Black tea*, bee pollen, marigold*, natural flavor, *organic

Average Rating:

(3 customer reviews)


3 reviews for Honey Ponderosa

  1. I have tried teas from around the country and LMTC has been the very best. The last year I have only ordered from them. Honey Ponderosa and Cloud 9 are my favorite. You will not be disappointed. If you are just starting out get a ForLife mug and tea infuser combo and just order what sounds good, there are so many great teas to choose from. If you have any questions Heather and the team are really passionate about their tea and will help you find exactly what
    you’re looking for.

  2. Personal opinion: this is the best tea I’ve ever had! I visited Missoula for a summer and had the privilege of sipping on this tea while I was there. It’s naturally sweet so I never need to add sugar. Had to have some shipped to my hometown. 10/10 recommend 🙂

  3. My best friend lives in Missoula and brought me home this tea for Christmas. I’ve been drinking it everyday, sometimes twice a day since she gave it to me. It is so delicious. I can’t wait to try some more flavors.

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Honey Ponderosa

  • Various
  • Farm Direct
  • Single Origin
  • No
  • Partial
  • Yes
  • No
  • Slight
  • Yes

Amazing sweetness of vanilla, honey and roasted marshmallow rolled into your cup. You might recognize the smell of a Ponderosa pine forest in the summer.

(3 customer reviews)

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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