Inside Tea Chest | The Hawaii Tea Company that puts Taste First
A 25 Year Journey of Award Winning Teas
Tea Chest Hawaii is about whole-leaf teas and blends as unique as Hawaii itself. Hawaii has come to embody many things to many people—a fluid mix of Asian, American, and native Hawaiian cultures; moments of warmth, relaxation and beauty in a world that grows increasingly hectic. Tea Chest Hawaii is all of these things, in cup after cup.
Byron and Satomi Goo are teamakers who draw on their multi-cultural heritage to source and craft teas for the modern table.Our Original Blend Nilgiri Iced Tea won the title Best Iced Tea in America
Farm to Your Cup
The company draws on decades-long relationships with farmers to deliver delicious teas, whether it’s a sencha meant to pair with Pacific Rim cuisine or a tropical iced tea that evokes sitting on the lanai watching the sunset.
While Tea Chest Hawaii sources directly from farmers in India, China, Taiwan, and Japan—each region offering its own distinct flavor profile—the company also works with a burgeoning tea industry in Hawaii, helping tea farmers craft high-quality products found nowhere else in the world.
We works with the top chefs, resorts and restaurants as their tea purveyor. Tastemakers like Chefs Wade Ueoka, Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Brian Nagai trust us with their tea. We work diligently so you can too.
Part of communi-tea is sharing with others. We share 'ike (knowledge) of tea with those that serve it. We hold training classes for Hawaii’s hospitality industry and for the culinary programs of the University of Hawaii.
We started a communi-tea of growers around the state and the U.S. Small Business Administration recognized our efforts to grow tea in Hawaii with a Small Business of the Year award. Tea and herbals now grow on Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. Pictured above is a workshop for our farmers to learn how to grow and harvest tea.
Our communi-tea is expanding to places like Japan, Canada and Guam.
Communi-tea service includes internships for college students and work with non-profit organizations like the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association, Le Dames d'Escoffier and the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
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