Motovotano: Who we are

Motovotano is dedicated to excellence in production and service to the tea industry and beyond. We are a locally-owned and operated company in Seattle WA.  We feel strongly about supporting the industry and resources of our region of the Pacific Northwest and greater West Coast. 


Company founder James Mackness uses his experience of 22 years in the US tea industry to make your idea for a private-label bagged tea a reality. During his tenure as Head of Technical for a well-known organic tea company, James successfully grew the co-packing side of the business.  He eventually took the leap to establish his own co-packing company Motovotano. 


Our company name is a play on the Latin word for "motor" and the Greek word for "herb,"  fusing linguistically the purpose of our business, which is elegantly automating the packaging of teas.


Motovotano is located in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, in Seattle.  Georgetown is home to locally-owned restaurants, galleries, breweries, a flower wholesale cooperative, a comic book company and a family-owned confectionery. The festive mood in Georgetown is one of celebrating what's local and earnest, and we feel right at home.


We welcome your co-packing inquiries!  Please contact us.