Oregon Grown Tea

At Minto Island Tea Company, we produce certified organic, handpicked, small-batch crafted teas. All of our unique product is grown in the fertile Willamette Valley at Minto Island Growers in Western Oregon.

Our story begins in 1988, when Rob Miller and John Vendeland planted an experimental half acre of Camellia sinensis, sourced from all over the world.  Back then, we were hopeful that the tea plants might survive. To our great surprise, they not only survived, they thrived. With time, we have improved cultivation techniques and learned the rhythms of seasonal flushes. We have made connections and friends with many people passionate about learning the art of tea processing.

Sweet, aromatic, and smooth, our green, oolong, and black teas may be the freshest teas you have ever tasted!  We invite you to try some today, and experience the beginning of the Oregon-grown tea movement.

Where to Buy & How to Visit 

New teas will be added to the website as they are available. To be among the first to know, please sign up for our newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.

Our teas are available July - August at our Farm Stand

While our farm is not usually open to the public, we offer three days each summer season to visit and tour our tea operation. For more information, go to the Tours page.