Loading... Please wait...

The Arbor Teas Blog

Celebrate Independence Day: Brew-Up Some USA Grown Tea!

Posted by

At Arbor Teas, we’re committed to bringing our customers the best organic teas from all over the world – even right here at home. For this reason, we carry a few distinctive teas grown right here in the U.S.A.

Three of these teas are from the big island of Hawaii, which we visited last year. In all, our domestic teas include:

Organic Hawaii Premium Black Tea

Hailing from Onomea Tea Company, our Organic Hawaii Premium Black Tea is exclusive to Arbor Teas. This premium blend combines teas from several different varietals from micro-lots on Onomea’s seaside tea garden. The result is an extremely smooth and balanced tea that produces a clear, bright and aromatic infusion with notes of sweet toffee and tropical fruit. Black tea lovers looking for a domestic tea will not be disappointed!

Organic Tea Grown in the USA (Hawaii)

Organic Hawaii Premium Green Tea

This tea is a beauty. An exceptionally rare domestic green tea grown 2,000 feet above sea level on the slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano, our Organic Hawaii Premium Green Tea is handpicked every spring with a leaf and a bud, and pan-fired in the Chinese style. This process produces a delicate tea with a clean, yellowish-green infusion that is perfectly balanced between vegetal and sweet.

Organic Hawaii Sweet Roast Green Tea

Our Organic Sweet Roast Green Tea is also produced on the Mauna Kea Tea Farm, on the slopes of Mauna Kea. This tea is produced from flat, broken leaves that are dried and then pan roasted to bring out the tea’s naturally sweet flavor. This is the same style of sweet roast tea that you might find served at a farmer’s market in Hawaii. It’ll have you saying “Aloha!”

Organic Peppermint Tea

Our fourth tea grown in the U.S.A. isn’t a “tea” at all, but domestically-grown peppermint hailing from the crisp air and rich soil of the Pacific Northwest. Our Organic Peppermint tea is strong without being bitter and is extremely refreshing. Because it’s caffeine-free, it’s perfect for a soothing evening cup, or when you’re feeling under the weather.

As tea production takes off in the U.S., we will be sure to expand our offerings of tea grown right here in the U.S.A. 

View Comments

First Report from India: Darjeeling and the Makaibari Tea Estate

Aubrey and I recently wrapped up a lengthy journey across  India, visiting tea gardens and a decaffeination facility, as well as exploring the amazing country, and visiting with old friends. It was a wonderful trip, filled with lots of fun, learning at every turn, and a few surprises along the way. Aubrey and I broke the trip into [...]

Read More »

Fair Trade Facts for the Tea Lover

At Arbor Teas, we’re committed to finding and sourcing the world’s best organic and ethically sourced tea available. As such, we offer a number of fair trade certified teas from tea farms in India, Vietnam, China and beyond. You’ve likely seen the Fair Trade logo before, and it may even influence your purchase decisions. This is a good thing, as [...]

Read More »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Iced Tea!

June is National Iced Tea Month, and we’re celebrating by looking at the history of iced tea, popular varieties of iced tea, and how to make the very best glass of iced tea.  The First “Iced Tea” The first iced tea is credited to having been served at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. This was more by accident [...]

Read More »

Are You Composting Our Packaging? Here's How to Get Started!

At Arbor Teas, our packaging has been backyard compostable since 2010. If you don’t yet have a compost pile, this post is for you! In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps for starting a compost pile that will help you reduce your environmental impact by  diverting your food waste and scraps away from the landfills by turning [...]

Read More »

Another Reason to Love Green Tea: It May Help You Lose Weight

Over the past several years, there have been many stories claiming that tea can be beneficial for weight loss. We tend not to listen to these stories – which seem to be geared toward selling tea and supplements, rather than providing information – until there’s scientific proof. Well, last year, researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences found [...]

Read More »

Tea Gifts for Mother's Day!

It’s May and that means flowers and sunshine and spring festivals. It also means Mother’s Day! If you’re at a loss for what to get mom, we’re here to help with a list of great mother’s day tea gifts – and sweet surprises – mom will love. Tea, Tea, Tea! Did someone say tea? The best gift [...]

Read More »

Food Waste and Your Methane Footprint

With so much talk of CO2 and our carbon footprints, you might be under the false impression that carbon is the only greenhouse gas that you have to worry about. Unfortunately, there are several “greenhouse gasses,” that is, gasses that are emitted on Earth and that trap heat in the atmosphere, creating a “greenhouse effect.” [...]

Read More »

A Tour of Our Japanese Green Teas

There are so many exciting varieties of Japanese green tea, from the deeply grassy and vegetal Gyokuro to the light and toasty Houjicha. Whether you already have your favorite Japanese green, or are looking to expand your horizons, consider this post your invitation into the amazing world of Japanese green teas.What Makes Japanese Teas Different?All [...]

Read More »

Hanami and Traditional Japanese Cherry Blossom Festivals

The word “hanami” means “flower viewing” in Japanese, and that’s exactly what Japanese Cherry Blossom Festivals are all about – taking the time to enjoy the cherry blossoms that burst open from the sakura trees suddenly and briefly each spring. The tradition began in the first century, during Japan’s Nara period, when any number of flowering trees would have been [...]

Read More »