The Western Gate Tea House and Book Commons is a not-for-profit bookstore, library, and community space dedicated to conversation and education; with special focus on issues regarding ecological design, alternative economies, health, and transformation.
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 (and its attendant art and philosophy) 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 a fitting ambiance for sharing our visions and dreams of a healthy and inspired future.
We are grateful to be collaborating with David Lee Hoffman and The Phoenix Collection to share with our community some of “the world’s finest rare, organic, and wild leaf teas.” In addition to many varieties of Chinese tea, we also have a a number of different herbal blends, some of which were sourced locally in Marin and Sonoma Counties. All of these teas can be enjoyed in our tea house, taken away in a to-go cup, or purchased in bulk (by-the-once.) To learn more about some of the teas and herbs we have presently please visit our tea house page.
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.
Hours of Operation:
5pm – 8pm Thursday
Noon – 8pm Fri-Sun
The Western Gate
7282 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Ste. 1A
Lagunitas, CA 94938