About Us

We began Holy Mountain Trading Company in 1990 as an import/export wholesale company operating between the United States and Guatemala, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. Our name originates from a combination of our initial location at the foot of Mount Tamalpais in Northern California and our suppliers' settlement at the base of Lake Atitlan's renowned volcanos in Guatemala. After many years' experience in outdoor sales, farmers' markets, gift shows, and on the Internet, we developed our general interest in Asian art into an extensive collection of Yixing ware, and introduced a variety of Chinese loose-leaf teas under the tutelage of eminent tea maestro David Lee Hoffman. Holy Mountain's continued expansion into the retail tea world attracted widespread media coverage from TIME magazine in Asia to tea reference books in the United States.

We are very grateful for the patronage of our many customers and the personal relationships we have forged with them and our suppliers over the 20+ years we have been serving the world's tea-loving community.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our teas, products, policies, or any comments, feedback or questions.

Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy our offerings.

All our best,
Leon and Rae Bordua