Mighty Leaf Tea, the originator of artisan-blended whole leaf teas, has announced an exclusive partnership with the James Beard Foundation, the highly regarded nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, preserve and nurture America's culinary heritage. Mighty Leaf Tea will serve as the official tea provider for the James Beard Foundation and the renowned James Beard House. This relationship will be an integral part of the Mighty Leaf Tea Foundation, which works with artisans around the world to contribute to their success within their specialized craft.

The James Beard Foundation has specially selected Mighty Leaf Tea as one of its exclusive House Purveyors, which serves to provide product to chefs cooking at the Beard House. In turn, Mighty Leaf Tea will serve its collection of premium whole leaf teas at events and special programming at the James Beard House for the 2009. At the heart of this new partnership is an overarching goal to support the growth of the culinary arts in communities throughout the United States.

Mighty Leaf Tea first embarked on its partnership with the James Beard Foundation in November 2008 with the "Dumplings & Dynasties" fund-raising dinner and auction. At the event, Mighty Leaf's premium blends were introduced to the James Beard Foundation's friends and donors. Mighty Leaf Tea will continue to work closely with the James Beard Foundation to provide tea to noted chefs affiliated with many of the finest restaurants and top-rated hotels in the country.