The Tea Chest and Tea Chest Hawaii pioneered sales of gourmet tea in Hawaii since opening in 1995. At the time, there wasn't a company in the state serving the needs of the hospitality industry for tea on a full time basis. The Tea Chest revolutionized product availability, equipment support, education and service.
In 2004 the firm's
Original Blend Nilgiri Iced Tea was selected Best Iced Tea in America in the first national tea tasting competition sponsored by the US Tea Association. The company has been recognized for using organic certified, natural and sustainable ingredients. It works with local farmers to cultivate and process local ingredients to create products that distinctly represent Hawaii which are served by distinguished establishments like MW Restaurant, Alan Wong's Restaurant, Halekulani Hotel, The Westin Moana, The Four Season Resorts, Mauna Kea Beach Resort and The Prince Hotel Waikiki.
The company has been featured nationally in
Gourmet Magazine, Business Week, CNN and Hawaii Magazine.
Learn more about our company.
Our mission is to make fine products that taste great and make people happy.
As a family business, we make products that reflect our values and deliver contemporary Hawaiian hospitality.
Every ingredient we use and every product with our name on it is monitored for quality assurance. Small batch manufacturing allows us to deliver quality you can trust.
Farm to Cup:
We like to know our growers so we know exactly what's going into your cup. We source 100% natural, organic certified and locally grown ingredients that give our products a unique sense of place. We received a USDA grant in 2014 to work with farmers to produce Hawaiian grown tea.
We hold events that are open to the public but our main educational piece is staff training and consulting for Hawaii's hospitality industry. We work with individual hotels and restaurants as well as the University of Hawaii, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture plus the culinary programs at Kapiolani Community College and Leeward Community College.
We serve the communities in which we do business through a number of non-profit organizations including the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association, the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Les Dames d'Escoffier International and the Hawaii Pacific Export Council.
Mahalo! Thank you for supporting our small business.