About Mendocino Tea Company

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year!

The Mendocino Tea Company was founded by herbalist & educator Lee White in 2003. Lee was inspired by health, wellness, and a lifelong appreciation for both the world’s finest teas in proper china and harvesting herbs barefoot in her own coastal garden. She developed the signature blends that gave the tea company a reputation for full-flavored, balanced, and delightful teas.

In 2021 the tea company came under new local ownership. This is a Mendocino love story. Sarah, a longtime friend of Lee, took over the business to continue its legacy.

This woman. We met over a decade ago over our love of tea. And over many cups of tea, we became family. We laugh like crazy and we’ve held hands through great loss. I could not be prouder or more grateful to grow the business that Lee dreamed into being.