We’ve officially merged with The Phoenix Collection!
Temporary reduced hours while we get our showroom up and running…. Sign up for our newsletter (see sidebar) to be updated on when we’ll be back open regularly and for upcoming events.
Currently open: Saturdays 10 – 2pm
and by appointment: 415 488-9017. Come see our new expanded space and evolving tea museum at Lagunitas Station, gateway to far West Marin.
The Western Gate is a not-for-profit mini library and community space dedicated to conversation and education; with special focus on issues regarding ecological design, alternative economies, health, and transformation. It is located within the Teahouse of local tea importers and purveyors, The Phoenix Collection. We are grateful to be collaborating with David Lee Hoffman and to share with our community some of the world’s finest rare, organic, and wild leaf teas,” many of which are not available anywhere else in the United States.
The tea house has been an important space of intellectual and spiritual foment in diverse cultures around the world and across human history. Because we are especially interested in grounding our lives in nature and our perception of the beauty and potential splendidly revealed in its diverse forms, we feel that tea, along with the culture and sensibility that accompanies it, creates the right ambiance for sharing our visions and dreams of a healthy and inspired future.
This is an ongoing project of community creation and inspiration. To see a schedule of upcoming events at the tea house, please visit our schedule. Our intention (and hope!) is for The Western Gate to be a space for people to share their art and ideas with the community of West Marin. The tea house is a great space for poetry and book readings, lectures, movies screenings, acoustic music performances, book groups, and other intimate encounters. If there is an event you would like to see here, or one you would like to help organize, please contact us.
The Western Gate
7282 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Lagunitas, CA 94938