Two Extremely RARE and Delicious Organic Green Teas – Grown Right Here in USA!

Over the years, we have received many requests for an organic USA-grown green tea. But, unfortunately our search was fruitless because the United States is not an ideal tea growing location. The 5 traditional tea producing nations (China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka and Taiwan) have specific climates and soils that are perfect for tea growth and production. With the exception of a few successful (and many more unsuccessful) tea gardens on mainland USA, tea production in the USA has been fairly non-existent. Further, an organic certified tea garden has been unheard of.

Until Now!

Recently, Hawaii has begun to make its mark in the tea world. With support from the University of Hawaii, tea production in Hawaii has been encouraged and developed. When we found a USDA Organic Certified tea garden on the Big Island we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Cultivated on the misty slopes of the tallest mountain in the Pacific Ocean, this tea is harvested and manufactured in micro-lots on the Mauna Kea Tea Farm in Hawaii. Its namesake, Mauna Kea (pronounced “MOUN-na KAY-a”), means “white mountain” and provides a rich base of volcanic soil for this small, family-owned tea farm tucked away at 2,000 ft above sea level on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island.

Organic Hawaii Premium Green TeaOrganic Hawaii Premium Green Tea
Handpicked from the newest spring growth and pan-fired, this Premium Hawaiian Organic Green Tea is a work of art. Each dried twist reminds of a bonsai limb artfully created to reveal the whole leaf and bud. The brew is a beautifully clear, light yellow-green that is subtly complex: delicate; smooth; buttery; green; and sweet. Enjoy the slight dryness felt on the backend and note how it becomes more astringent as it cools. A USA-grown green tea that can stand up to its international counterparts — a true delight!

Organic Hawaii Sweet Roast Green TeaOrganic Hawaii Sweet Roast Green Tea
The Organic Sweet Roast Green Tea is selectively harvested, processed, and roasted to accentuate its naturally sweet character, reduce astringency, and add a slight roasted quality that hints at grilled sweet corn. Easy to prepare and easy to drink, the Sweet Roast is a popular drink in Hawaiian Farmer’s Markets and is delicious hot or iced. The wet leaves smell of sweet hay and create a brothy, vegetal cup that has a bright note felt at the back of the throat.

September 26 2013 01:47 pm | Organics and Products

4 Responses to “Two Extremely RARE and Delicious Organic Green Teas – Grown Right Here in USA!”

  1. Cynthia Gillihan on 17 Jan 2014 at 10:24 am #

    what are the catechin levels in your teas?

  2. Aubrey on 17 Jan 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    Hi Cynthia – Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, we do not test our individual teas for catechin levels, so I do not have specific numbers to provide. However, there is a wealth of research that is available on the United Kingdom Tea Council website (http://www.tea.co.uk/) that provides general figures!

    All best,
    Aubrey
    Arbor Teas

  3. michelle on 24 Aug 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    hi! Do you test the tea for heavy metals and radiation? I dont buy tea from Japan or China since fukushima. Thanks

  4. Aubrey on 27 Aug 2014 at 9:24 am #

    Hi Michelle -

    Thank you for the comment. Yes, we do have samples of our Japanese teas tested for radiation by an independent third party. However, we do not test for heavy metal content in our Chinese or Japanese teas.

    All best,
    Aubrey
    Arbor Teas

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