The Secret Garden was founded in the summer of 2004 as a small brick & mortar specialty bulk tea, herb and spice store on the Central Coast of California, in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Originally motivated by our love for the craft of herbalism—working with botanicals for natural self-healing and culinary pleasure—we felt that the retail marketplace for quality, organic bulk herbs and spices was underrepresented.
While working with the public daily, surrounded by hundreds of herbs and spices, our founder Kirstin Sherritt discovered her gift for blending effective and flavorful custom teas. Over the years most of the teas in our caffeinated and herbal tea blend collection were developed from the combination of her intimate knowledge of our botanical inventory and her ability to intuitively craft a tea around any individual’s needs.
Customized Blends, Retail Teas, Private Label Program, Customized Tea Menu and Training, Customized Wedding and Special Event Favors, Classes, Workshops & Tastings.