Florence Fabricant of the New York Times picks Samovar’s Hawaii- Grown Teas for the Times’ holiday gift guide!
“Hawaiian Tea – Hawaii is known for its Kona coffee, but now serious commercial growers are cultivating high-quality teas. Tea Hawaii’s black tea has a winy richness, and its oolong is layered with subtle earthiness. Neither is bitter. Hawaii teas can be ordered from www.samovartea.com in San Francisco, for $25 an ounce.”
In this video:
For the fist time in the continental U.S.: Hand-Picked, Artisan, Whole-leaf tea grown in America. Hawaii-Grown Oolong Tea: Semi Oxidized Tea Hawaii-Grown Black Tea: Fully-Oxidized
Only 15 pounds of each tea is available through Samovar Tea Lounge.
Jesse demonstrates the unique Brewing Technique for these teas. To Brew: Quantity: Steep 2-3 heaping tablespoons of tea in 14 oz.- 16oz of water Water Temperature: 195 degrees Fahrenheit Steep Time: 2-5 minutes (depending on strength desired)
Leave the leaves in the pot