Some of the finest tea in the world is produced here in Hawai'i by Eliah Halpenny of Big Island Tea. The farm’s terroir is unmatched, sittting on a bed of 300 year old volcanic ash surrounded by an ‘ohia forest and other native trees that have fed the soil and filled it with nutrients over centuries.
The farm is part of a
living tropical cloud forest ecosystem. The tea plants bathe in cool morning mists on
the slopes of
You can smell ‘ohia blossoms in the bouquet and taste ripe banana from the banana trees that have been composting and naturally fertilizing the soil. Sweet raisins and honey also accent the cup.
A’a Black sells for as much as $10 a gram in the
distinguished Harrod’s of