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Let's Talk Hawaii Grown Tea

Aloha everyone!
I’ve been working with Hawaii Grown Tea for over the past year and excited to see its emergence into the global tea market. I’d like to extend an offer to answer any questions you have about Hawaii Grown Tea. Has anyone had the unique opportunity to try Hawaii Grown Tea? How did you like it?

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I’ve tried several different types of Hawaiian Grown tea and I loved it.

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WtFGoD said

how available do you see hawaiian teas being in the future?

More and more farmers are introducing tea gardens to their land and although tea farming does involved a large learning curve you can expect to see more teas in the market in the coming 5-10 years. It’s an exciting time, and if you ever have the opportunity to try Hawaii Grown Tea, savor it, because there isn’t much leaving the state now. I am working hard to introduce tea to areas where it grows well (two largest factors are rainfall and soil amount) and hope to execute economies of scale so Hawaii Grown Tea can be more accessible to the global market.

chadao said

Another large factor is elevation. High elevation teas, just like Kona coffees, will probably produce a much richer flavor.

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Pekoe said

thats awesome, mainly because I’m from canada and I thought I’d have to go to china to see a tea farm… hopefully thats no longer the case! anyone know if hawaiian tea is organic or is loaded with pesticides and GMOed into mutation like the majority of american agriculture…?

Pekoe, most farms in Hawaii are certified organic. Most growers are hobbyists and are personally passionate about organic gardening. There are also a number of farms that offer tours, so if you are ever interested please let me know, I’d love to connect you with some of them.

Pekoe said

wow. thank you.

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chadao said

Hi Elyse! Congrats on launching tealet! Of course, I have some questions about Hawaii teas. Most importantly, what is the flavor like? I know that coffee from the big island is very heavy-bodied, buttery, with subtle flavors of earth and herb. Is it the same for tea that comes from here? What can I expect from a green/oolong/black/etc. tea that comes from Hawaii?

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