About Us

Thanks for visiting and making loose leaf tea part of your daily routine. 

With our premium tea you get both delicious premium flavor and the many great health benefits of tea. 

We believe that tea is a delicious drink that offers you a chance to take a break from your busy day and helps calm your mind. We encourage you to make a space of time to enjoy a cup of tea and do this in a mindful way. Savor that moment and that cup. Let a cup of tea take you to a peaceful place, even if it's only for a few minutes. Our motto is Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate. Make your own tea ritual and do it everyday. You will notice the difference in your life.

Our Loose Leaf Tea Offerings

We offer over 110 premium teas and a large curated collection of teaware. Our variety of loose leaf teas range from traditional classic teas such as Earl Grey Supreme, to newer flavored black teas like the classic Hot Cinnamon Spice. We stock a wide variety of the best loose leaf teas to meet the needs of our diverse customers.

Our teaware tends to be either modern or Asian. By modern we mean teaware that is easy to use and makes a delicious cup of loose leaf tea. Our focus on Asian teaware is mostly personal and reflects my own interest in Asian culture where tea was born.

About Us

Good Life Tea was founded by me - Robert O'Brien.  After many years of being a jack of all trades doing different things (Banker, Home Renovator, Politician, Realtor, Sales, Web Design) I decided to open a loose leaf tea shop. It was a visit to two tea shops that my friends run in Woodstock and Hudson NY that opened my eyes to premium tea.  As a child growing up in Japan with a Japanese mother, tea was a very common drink. I drank it without paying much attention to it. When we moved to NY state as a teen, coffee was the rage and tea was unfortunately totally forgotten. Those visits to my friends teas shops made something click and the idea for Good Life Tea was sparked.  

In conceptualizing what Good Life Tea would stand for, I read a lot about tea. I learned that tea is an ancient drink and that it is a vital part of Asian spirituality and its development.  While I am not going to go into a deep discussion of religion and spirituality, I do want to point out the major themes of these beliefs are contemplation, quietness and a life path. My life needed something and a tea shop offer me that path. Looking forward I decided that I wanted to put some of these spiritual practices into my customers lives through tea. I adopted the tagline "Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate" because it summarized something I needed in my life, and which you may need in your own as well. 

Drop By Our Store

Our store is located in downtown Canandaigua, in western NY, the gateway to the beautiful Finger Lakes. We opened our doors in Oct 2013 and since then we have enjoyed educating our customers about all things tea and reminding them to take a quiet moment to relax.  Our website has all the loose leaf tea selections from our store and all of our most popular teaware. If you have any question about our teas, please chat with us, email or call us. We will answer all inquiries. 

What to Expect With Your Order

All our web orders will include free samples of loose leaf tea.  We want you to experience a new tea with every order.  For most small orders, shipping is $3.99, via US Postal Service 1st Class shipping. Most orders are delivered in 2-3 days, but can take a few extra days for rural areas.  

We also offer free shipping on orders over $45 for US customers. 

Your satisfaction is very important to us. If for any reason you have any concerns, please reach out to us.

Thanks for reading this and remember to drink tea made from loose leaf tea for best taste.