May 08, 2018
Maui Earl Grey is inspired by lavender from Maui, the Valley Isle. The plant thrives in cold climates and its purple hue can be seen on the slopes of Haleakala.
We meticulously blend the botanical with silky black tea and bergamot from Madagascar so Maui Earl Grey is uplifting without being perfumey. The blend is available in both loose tea and tea bags.
We were honored to be a part of the 10th Anniversary L’ulu Benefit Gala to support Leeward Community College’s Culinary Arts Program. What made this year’s event special, besides our hit drink (LOL!), was ten alumni chefs from renown kitchens like Alan Wong’s Restaurant, Four Seasons Ko Olina and Ritz Carlton Waikiki return to campus to prepare exclusive dishes for the evening.
Maui Mist Iced Tea Latte with lemongrass creme
We made a refreshing iced tea latte featuring Maui Earl Grey. Here’s how we did it.
Pure cane sugar
Heat water to 195° (F). Steep 5 g Maui Earl Grey to 8 oz hot water for 5 minutes. Strain and let cool.
For simple syrup, boil equal parts of water and pure cane sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved and the liquid is clear. Let cool.
Smash lemongrass and simmer in whole milk. Do not burn milk but simmer long enough so milk is infused with lemongrass flavor. Let cool then chill.
Combine 12 oz cold heavy cream to 4 oz cold lemongrass milk. Mix in 3 tablespoons powdered sugar. Add to whipped cream dispenser to apply.
Mix 8 oz brewed Maui Earl Grey, 2 oz milk and 1 oz simple syrup. Serve in a tall glass over ice. Top with lemongrass whipped cream. Add mint garnish and serve.
Photo Credit: blog.emauirealestate.com
May 08, 2018
If it feels like stress is killing you, it very well may be at a cellular level. Stress can wear down and wear out organ systems. Tea drinking is healthy stress relief because of active ingredients in the drink.
Calm mind, rested body
Fans of our Lemon Chamomile tell us the blend helps them sleep, helps them cope with PTSD and improves “quality of life” with feeling more calm and rested. Two active ingredients in Lemon Chamomile are chamomile and cinnamon.
Most people in the U.S. drink chamomile to relieve anxiety or help them sleep. Studies have shown that chamomile reduces inflammation, speeds healing, reduces muscle spasms and serves to promote more restful sleep.
Boosts memory, relieves pain
We add organic cinnamon to make Lemon Chamomile taste more delicious. This healing spice adds a delightful sweetness to the cup as well as some potent benefits including:
- Boosts cognitive function and memory
- Lowers LDL cholesterol
- Reduces inflammation
- Relief from arthritic pain
- Inhibits the growth of bacteria and e-coli
- Promotes restful sleep
Share your story with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if tea has improved the quality of your life. We'd love to hear from you.
Photo credits: Stefanie Hurtado Photography
May 08, 2018
Some of the finest tea in the world is produced here in Hawai'i by Eliah Halpenny of Big Island Tea. The farm’s terroir is unmatched, sittting on a bed of 300 year old volcanic ash surrounded by an ‘ohia forest and other native trees that have fed the soil and filled it with nutrients over centuries.
The farm is part of a living tropical cloud forest ecosystem. The tea plants bathe in cool morning mists on the slopes of
You can smell ‘ohia blossoms in the bouquet and taste ripe banana from the banana trees that have been composting and naturally fertilizing the soil. Sweet raisins and honey also accent the cup.
A’a Black sells for as much as $10 a gram in the distinguished Harrod’s of
May 08, 2018
Jasmine blossom was adored by royalty in China and in
Hawaii. Fine jasmine tea like Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls were first
commissioned by the Imperial Court during the Sung Dynasty.
Jasmine in Hawaii
Jasmine in Hawaiian is called pikake which is also the Hawaiian name for peacock. Both flower and bird were favorites of Crown Princess Kaʻiulani (1875-1899).
In modern day Hawaii, jasmine’s heavenly fragrance is admired through the pikake lei. The pikake lei is often bestowed to beautify and distinguish loved ones at weddings, graduations, and other auspicious events.