Experience enchanting flavors and aromas of the Hawaiian rain forest in these two teas.
Aʻa Black grows in an ʻohia forest on the slopes of an active volcano. Situated on a bed of 400-year-old volcanic ash soil enriched by the surrounding forest over centuries, the terroir of Big Island Tea is unmatched. As it grows, the tea is bathed in cool morning mist and shaded from the afternoon sun by ohia and other native trees. Eliah Halpenny and Dr. Cam Muir cultivate each plant from seed, using natural cross-pollination techniques and no pesticides, harvesting and processing entirely by hand. The tropical cloud forest ecosystem of their farm promotes genetic diversity and agricultural sustainability.
Mamaki has been enjoyed by native Hawaiians for centuries for its taste and healing properties. This super-plant and natural adaptogen makes both a refreshing iced and soothing hot tea.
Aʻa Black Cupping Notes:
Taste: banana, honey, vanilla, raisin
Bouquet: ohia, honey
Liquor: golden brown
Mamaki Cupping Notes:
Taste: nutty and earthy
Bouquet: vegetal, straw, light mint
Body: medium light
Liquor: light golden brown to brown
Steep: 5 minutes first infusion, 1 minute thereafter
1 portion bag per 12-15 oz pot
Water Temp: 195° – 205° F (90° – 96° C)
Ingredients: ultra premium black tea, mamaki
Contents: 3 x 5 gram portion packs each – A'a Black (3) and Mamaki (3)