We're Two Leaves and a Bud, an independent tea company in the mountains of Colorado with a mission to make a great cup of tea accessible to everyone while doing our part to protect the environment. We go to great lengths to source each ingredient of our tea from the highest quality regions in the world, including obtaining rigorous organic certifications.
We demand a lot from a cup of tea. And now that you’ve found us, so can you.
"We’re particular about tea that comes from sustainable, organic gardens where the pluckers are fairly paid."
Our origin story
While traveling extensively in Asia for business in the 90s our founder Richard was introduced to fresh, whole-leaf tea and it was love at first sip.
His knowledge and passion for tea grew as he spent time in the tea gardens in Sri Lanka, India and China, developing relationships with the organic tea farmers. His career path took a new course when he dedicated himself to making the tea he discovered in Asia accessible back home in the States.
"We’re also painstaking about packaging that keeps our tea fresh but doesn’t have to end up in a landfill."
Our boxes of tea and everything in them are either recyclable or compostable. Our pyramid tea sachets and wrap are made with what may look like plastic but is actually Polylactic acid (PLA). PLA is plant-based, petroleum-free, and is certified compostable. Often, our sachets and wraps are backyard compostable, but as composting conditions can vary, you can always look for a commercial composting facility in your area.
Explore our product
We like malty tea from Assam, moderately astringent Darjeeling, and matcha lattes that aren’t too sweet. We like it when the tea, herbs and spices in our tea sachets and latte mixes stand out and become the reason we look forward to the next sip. We’re particular about tea that comes from sustainable, organic gardens where the pluckers are paid fairly. We’re also painstakingly particular about packaging that keeps our tea fresh but doesn’t have to end up in a landfill.
Making a difference
Drink tea and do good!
We support organizations that take strides to ensure a higher quality of living here on this gorgeous rock we call Earth. Additionally, we love our local community of the Roaring Fork Valley and partner with organizations here to support our mission of creating a community in a cup where everyone benefits.
Community in a cup
The perfect cup of tea is not just about what is in the cup. It’s about every single decision that goes into it, from supporting quality organic growers, to supporting our local community to supporting our customers. Ultimately the goal at Two Leaves is simple: to appreciate great tea, to the many people we positively impact along the way, to where it comes from and who you share it with. Enjoy!
The Story of Two Leaves