Eliah Halpenny and Dr. Cam Muir produce some of the finest tea in the world. Their farm's terroir is unmatched. Big Island Tea sits on a bed of 300 year old volcanic ash surrounded by an ʻohia forest and other native trees that have fed the soil and filled it with nutrients over centuries. The tea bathe in cool, morning mist and are shaded from the afternoon sun by the native trees.
Each plant is seed-grown promoting genetic diversity and agricultural sustainability. Natural cross pollenation takes place and no pesticides are used. The farm is part of this living tropical cloud forest ecosystem.
Aʻa Black stands as some of the finest tea in the world. Smell the ohia forest in the bouquet. Taste notes of ripe banana, sweet raisins and honey in the cup. This one-of-a-kind tea is plucked and processed entirely by hand.
Aʻa Black sells for $10 a gram in Harrod's of London and is served at distinguished restaurants like Senia, MW and Eleven Madison.
Taste: banana, honey, vanilla, raisin
Bouquet: ohia, honey
Liquor: golden brown
Steep: 5 minutes first infusion, 1 minute thereafter
Leaf Amount: 5 g per cup
Water Temp: 195-205 degrees F (90-96 C)
Ingredients: 5 X 5 g portion packs of ultra premium black tea made exclusively by hand
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I am reminded of the natural antibacterial and antiviral properties of tea given the news of coronavirus. These health benefits have been demonstrated for centuries first as folk medicine and by science for several decades now. As one study noted, when modern medicine and tea can work together, the patient is usually better off.