A'a Black - Some of the Finest Tea in the World
Experience the finest tea in the world in the comfort of your own home. Let the fragrance of the ohia forest wash over you; savor the notes of ripe banana, sweet raisins and honey in every cup of Aʻa Black. This ultra-premium tea sells for $4500 a pound in Harrods of London, and is served in distinguished restaurants across the country, from Senia in Honolulu to Eleven Madison Park in New York City, for $60 or more per pot.
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.
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- Taste: banana, honey, vanilla, raisin
- Bouquet: ohia, honey
- Body: medium
- Liquor: golden brown
- Caffeine: moderate
- Steep: 5 minutes first infusion, 1 minute thereafter
- Leaf Amount: 5 g per cup
- Water Temp: 195° – 205° F (90° – 96° C)
Ingredients: Ultra-premium black tea made exclusively by hand
Contents: 6 packs of 5 gram portions
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