Our founder, Kita Centella, began learning about the healing power of plants over thirty years ago, when she was recovering from addictions to alcohol and drugs. For five years, Kita was mentored by a Native American traditional healer who taught her how to heal her body, mind, and spirit using the amazing power of nature. Learning about healing plants became her passion, and she made a commitment to share what she learned with the world. Kita completed a course in Western Herbalism in 1998. In 2002, she became the owner of a small herbal shop in Phoenix, AZ, where she also taught a course in herbal healing. Her herbal business evolved into what it is today: Loose Leaf Tea Market, featuring expertly crafted organic wellness teas that help our customers feel more healthy, relaxed, and vibrant, on a daily basis.
When she isn't working, Kita loves spending time with her family. She is currently working on a novel, and enjoys expressing her creativity through art, food, formulating new tea recipes, and other creative endeavors.