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Inspired by the Wild. Crafted by Hand.

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Small batch blended in Colorado 

The Steeping leaf was founded in 2010 to fill the need for unique teas in the lively mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Our mission is to give our customers quality organic tea sourcing, delicious, creative tea blends, and classic tea favorites. 

The communal elements of tea sharing that bring humans together are powerful and keep us dedicated to providing quality small batch teas. 


Creating an approachable medium for ritual

Teatime can be a beautiful, ritual part of the day. That may mean a sacred moment of deep enjoyment over a pot of calming tea and meditation. It may also mean gratefully downing some quick caffeine before an early morning climb or a busy workday. Either way, having a cup o’ tea fills the innate human desire for positive habit, for rite.
— Joanna, Owner, The Steeping leaf


social change THROUGH conscious business practice

We think that if you want to see positive change in the world, you have to make it happen by creating that reality. That’s why we run a small business based on practices we believe make the world a better place. We’re lady-run, operating from Telluride, and bringing tea to our region and yours! 


Campfire Black

Strum a chord

Start your day with this mellifluous brew of warm Vietnamese black tea. You think your last S’mores roast over a toasty fire was delicious? It doesn’t hold a candle to the charms of Campfire Black.

I’ve been in love with your teas since my first sip several years ago.
— Rosie, Happy Customer


Smooth & Juicy.

A tea to sink your teeth into! Juicy and well-rounded, White Peony Pear imparts the delicate essence of a beautiful white tea blended with fresh pear.