About Zen's Tea House
Zen’s Tea House, founded in 2012, works with licensed nutritionists, naturopathic doctors, and holistic medical practitioners creating beneficial herbal remedies. Many people use these blends as an organic alternative. The rising demand for these Nutraceuticals has created a growth in multi-channel retail outlets, establishing Zen’s Tea House as a leading tea and herb retailer in Southern California. Zen’s Tea House creates proprietary blends for Doctors and their patients while maintaining a wide assortment of Teas and Herbs available for public consumption. Zen’s Tea House primarily operates in Farmers Markets and Private Events. Zen’s Tea House Founder, Fernando Lopez, is well respected in the holistic nutraceutical industry and is the primary developer of the company’s proprietary blends of teas and herbs.
After serving 5 years in the US Navy, Whittier Native, Fernando Lopez returned to his hometown and started Zen’s Tea House. With only his unemployment check, he started selling to friends & family.
In 2013 Zen’s attended its first farmers in Downey California. In 2014 Zen’s opened a warehouse in Santa Fe Springs CA. In 2018 Fernando partnered with Jake Eldredge and a year later they opened up a tea house in Norwalk CA. In 2021 they opened their second tea house in Whittier CA.
Jake Eldredge is the Vice President of the Zen’s Tea Corporation. Jake became a partner in 2018 and he played an instrumental part in developing Zen’s Tea Cafe business, which launched in 2019. Jake oversees Zen’s farmers’ markets, and private wholesale accounts and works in Zen’s business development department. Jake has a wife and daughter and they enjoy international travel.
Since 2012, the Zen’s Tea House team has sought to help educate the community about natural medicine and holistic and preventative health care. So long as there are over prescriptions and unhealthy living, the amount of medical physicians promoting medicinal teas and herbs, nutraceuticals, will increase.
Before founding Zen’s Tea House, US Navy Veteran, Fernando Lopez, was deployed to South East Asia and the Middle East and saw first hand how teas and herbs can be used as an effective type of Health Care. After his five years of honorable service he returned to his home in Los Angeles and used his 3 months of unemployment to fund the company. This is how Zen’s Tea House was founded.