The genesis of Mighty Leaf Tea came in 1996 as a result of a shared passion and dream envisioned by husband-and-wife team Gary Shinner and Jill Portman when they founded their teahouse, Tea and Company on Fillmore St. in San Francisco. From Tea and Company, Mighty Leaf Tea was born for the sole purpose of infusing life into an ancient indulgence by creating tea products that reached new heights of quality and innovation.
Through their experience with Tea and Company, Gary and Jill invented, created and pioneered the Mighty Leaf tea pouch. The idea was to offer the convenience of precision, pre-portioned whole leaf servings as an alternative to the more labor intensive loose tea preparation method. Without glue or staples like traditional tea bags, the tea pouch drinking experience allowed for larger whole leaves, without limitation to size, translating into an unsurpassed tea experience.
Below enjoy some blasts from the past showing the original Tea and Company.
The Tea Menu
Customers Enjoying Tea