Founders of Mighty Leaf Tea Launch Good Pharma

Good Pharma launched this month with several pour-over tea and coffee infusions, boosted with functional mushroom, adaptogens and botanical extractions. Pictured: Gary Shinner and Jill Portman , co-CEOs. (Photo: Courtesy of Good Pharma)

Leaving their corporate careers of finance and real estate behind, Gary Shinner and Jill Portman began their entrepreneurial journeys by developing and launching Mighty Leaf Tea. After spending 15 years building the brand as a leading, premium tea company, they sold Mighty Leaf to Peet’s Coffee/JAB Holdings in 2014.

Shinner and Portman’s hearts and interests continued in the ‘better for you” category, helping mission-based companies and nonprofits. However, the two innovators said they had “unfinished business” and wanted to bring their own vision to life by establishing a wellness company. Thus, Good Pharma was launched this month.

“Throughout our Mighty Leaf years of travel through China, India and Europe we discovered local rituals utilizing nature’s powerful ingredients contributing to supreme living,” said Shinner and Portman in a statement. “We experienced ‘food as medicine’ in proactive ways, profoundly changing our lives forever. After we sold the company, instead of sitting back, we realized during our meditation retreat in Rishikesh, India that we had some unfinished business. We were energized to share how ‘nature’s pharma’ not only helps in keeping you healthy, but beyond, it gives you the gifts to be the greatest version of yourself, in mastering mind, body and spirit. Good Pharma was born to be the alternative wellness revolution for a better you and a better world.”

Photo: Courtesy of Good Pharma

The company kicked off with several pour-over tea and coffee infusions, boosted with functional mushroom, adaptogens and botanical extractions. Some of their products include:

Rest Assured: Tea Infusion Sleep Supplement - This caffeine-free tea infusion supports restorative sleep. The pour-over infuser contains supportive botanicals blended with Good Pharma’s proprietary “Rxtract.” These alchemized particles infuse blissful rest and vitality through a precisely potent serving of Traditional Chinese Medicinals and other key ingredients.

Resilience: Tea Infusion Antioxidant Supplement – This pour-over infuser tea supports the immune system. It’s a rich, fresh brew of chaga mushroom, green tea and supportive botanicals with powerful antioxidant activity. It also contains Bancha green tea leaves blended with Good Pharma’s proprietary Rxtract. These alchemized particles infuse robust vitality through a precisely potent serving of key ingredients. Not your average, thin cup of tea. Instead, this infusion treats you to a delightful mouthfeel and texture derived from key plant ingredients.

“We are excited to share how Good Pharma has harnessed nature’s most powerful medicines and applied modern science to create daily rituals that are delicious and beneficial,” said Jill Portman, co-CEO of Good Pharma. “Our revolutionary RxTracts technology with our teas and coffee brews unlocks a perfectly potent dose to bring maximum human benefits in every soothing, delicious sip.”

To learn more about Good Pharma, visit MyGoodPharma.com.