Mighty Leaf Tea

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Mighty Leaf Tea Company
HeadquartersEmeryville, CA
ProductsTeas & herbal teas
OwnerJAB Holding Company
ParentPeet's Coffee & Tea
WebsiteMighty Leaf Tea

The Mighty Leaf Tea Company is a specialty tea manufacturer and distributor based in Emeryville, California. Mighty Leaf Tea was founded by husband and wife team Gary Shinner and Jill Portman in 1996.[1]

The company distributes tea through wholesale, retail, and online sales channels.[1] Mighty Leaf sells both whole leaf tea pouches and loose leaf tea including black, oolong, green, white and herbal teas.

In 2007, Cooks Illustrated magazine named Mighty Leaf Organic Breakfast tea as the “best, plain black tea”.

The name Mighty Leaf was created by Bay Area strategist and early team member David Epstein.

In August 2014, Mighty Leaf Tea was acquired by Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a specialty coffee roaster and retailer based in the Bay Area.[2]


  1. ^ a b [1] Tea and Coffee Trade Journal March/April 2005
  2. ^ "Peet's Coffee & Tea Acquires Mighty Leaf Tea to Accelerate Its Growth in the Premium Tea Category". Business Wire. Peet's. August 1, 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.