Experience the Tea Fields of Hawaii

By Jesse Jacobs

Our friends on the big island of Hawaii, who lovingly grow our Hawaii Black and Hawaii Oolong, are helping to host the first ever Hawaii tea tour this November.

Participants in the 3-day tour will get to meet the community of dedicated tea artisans in Hawaii, and:

  • Participate in the harvesting, processing, and tasting of teas,
  • Learn about the cultivation of tea, and how Hawaii’s pristine environment enables rare teas to flourish,
  • Enjoy accommodations within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park amidst a stunning array of native forest, wildlife and cultural treasures,
  • Delight in exotic and special tea-infused meals prepared by tea-loving culinary artists,
  • Immerse the senses in nature and wellness activities,
  • And much more!

View the Hawaii Tea Tour brochure

 

Below are some photos of tea farmers Eva and Chiu, during one of Jesse’s tea trips to Hawaii:

Tools of the Trade

Which leaves to pick?

Ready for picking

Oolong in the making

Hand firing

Hand rolling

Inspecting the goods: oolong getting rolled and withered

Tasting time

 

 

Eating Tea: How to Make Matcha

By Jesse Jacobs
Eat tea. Yes, that’s right. We love eating tea, when it comes to matcha that is. Matcha is the only tea we actually eat. The finely milled powder from shade grown organic Japanese green tea whips up into a creamy delicious froth. And the effect? We describe it as somewhere between wheatgrass and and espresso.…

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