Founder Phillip Boisvert began the mission at the Cambridge School of Weston as a lounge area tea-stand which served cups of tea -- all profits went to charity (Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Food Not Bombs). We hosted art time, poetry readings, and music events. Phillip taught fellow students about native plants and medicines from around the world. We formed gatherings in the forest which focused on returning our psyche to the natural world. The name MoonDreamTea was chosen one night under the full moon when a group of dreamers gathered and shared stories and visions of a better future. We looked seven generations backward in time, and seven generations forward in time, and decided that we were the age of the MoonDream – the ones who actually had a chance to one day achieve sustainable space travel, living, and commerce. It was then the name MoonDreamTea was chosen, and we set off to be the first teahouse on the Moon.
Phillip’s passion grew and MoonDreamTea moved to Washington state where a teahouse named "TeaHouse of a 1000 Wishes" was opened up for the Evergreen Community, known as OlyWa. Phillip studied healing practices, chemistry (infusion science), local ecology, indigenous cultures and traditions, business, and sustainability. The teahouse stored lots of wellness herbs and tea and fellow colleagues could stop by anytime available to have a custom tea blend created for them. Major problems included not asking for fair wages, slow production time, costly operations. MoonDreamTea falls into financial difficulties but has a great public image.
Founder Phillip Boisvert moves to New England, where he attends the MBA program at University of Massachusetts Boston majoring in Decision Science (Operations) and Entrepreneurial Ventures. During his time at UMASS-Boston he developed and tested infusions with his teachers and colleagues. Most noteably was a Rose based infusion designed for vodka, known as "Sun-Tea Cooler". Furthermore, Phillip has come up with 15 featured blends after his many years in the field, each tea he feels brings a particular and essential healing quality to society.
2010 – 2016 –
MoonDreamTea engages in a mission named "Project Sightings". The goal was to create a solid brand identity and bring it to the public. We decide to become a live triple-bottom line business selling our own blended teas and wellness herbs on the internet, in-person directly to individuals and businesses, at farmer's markets, and donating a portion of the profits back to the local community and to various charities. We gathered together local artisans to help design the images for our blends and logo. We established relationships with organic farms from around the world and with suppliers. We hired a diverse workforce and tested out production and service methods. We proudly called our employees, the "Galactic Wellness TEAmmm". We toured around the country as part of the Project Sightings campaign, building temporary teahouses which aimed to reconnect the average person with the healing power of the natural world. Major problems included not asking for fair wages, slow production time, costly operations. High Production and Travel Costs. MoonDreamTea once again falls into financial difficulties.
2016 - 2018
MoonDreamTea continued to tour around the country with his “spaceship” (a mobile teahouse, or, as he liked to say, “space he could ship”). After reading Our Common Home by Pope Francis, Phillip decides to take a break from touring the country and focus on improving sustainability. MoonDreamTea settles its operations in the Boston area with plans to open a tearoom in 2019 called MoonDream By The Sea Tearoom. We plan to encourage fellow urbanites to participate in community gardening and to host informative gatherings on topics such as Herbal Medicines, Home Gardening, Mythology, Storytelling, Start-Up Businesses and much more.
MoonDreamTea shifts from Project Sightings to MoonDream By The Sea Tearoom and aims to provide serenity through a mixture of the elements and senses. During 2018, we experienced a flood that wiped out our inventory. Everything had to be put on hold and rebuilt from scratch. Teaman Phillip Boisvert shifts operations to local gardening and focuses on rebuilding a presense in the North Shore District of Massachusetts. In 2019, our tearoom's garden was bountiful and Phillip began to prepare for the next stage of the rebuilding process.
Current Vision 2020 and beyond :
MoonDreamTea seeks as a company to serve as a bridge between sustainability on earth and in space.
Our service as an entity is to unify earth-based healing practices and sustainable natural sources with the general community. We hope to create a ‘life-sustaining’ model that can be used as the human species prepares and finally achieves space travel. Our end goal, lending a hand of support to galactic healing.
Working to achieve this, MoonDreamTea currently supports an array of ethical farming practices and we promise to use our profits to help grow the community through re-investing profits directly into particular aspects of healing found throughout the locality. We hope this focus on the local helps to improve the vast universe.
Our current focus is to support the building and preserving of urban/city farms and gardens, support eco-friendly innovation, support wisdom into healing and living with the planet, and support those individuals who also contribute to this Moon Dream. We seek to see this knowledge and wisdom stay abundant and studied as the human species evolves into a space traveling race.
MoonDreamTea strives to travel and grow through cooperation with partners and suppliers and contribute to the movement of healing herbs to the public in a sustainable fashion. We hope you support our Dream and contribute today in some way.
We plan to open in Spring 2023 in celebration of Teaman's twenty fourth year of dedicated service to the tea arts and the tea community.