Hawaii Spring White
Origin: Kurtistown, on the Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Elevation: 50m (160ft)
Cultivation: USDA Certified Organic
Harvest Date: April 8 - 21, 2014
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A beautifully hand-crafted, US-grown white tea. Delicate and mellow, with incredibly sweet and smooth flavors. Overtones of ocean breeze and tropical fruit. Grown in harmony with nature, on the Big Island. Hawaii Rainforest Tea is a preservation in a Big Island Ohia tree forest. Farmer Bob Jacobson is proud of his farm's diverse microbe ecology which he says plays a big part in his tea's unique character. The farm sits on lava topped with 4-6" of mulch. Only four varietals of Camellia sinensis are grown for production. These include bohea, benikaori, yutakamidori and yabukita. A blend of these is processed to make a delicate white tea. All growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, and marketing is done at the farm where the grower lives. Bob Jacobson uses all-natural methods to grow his teas, and Hawaii Rainforest Tea is certified organic according USDA/NOP standards.
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Recommended Brewing Instructions: Use 5tsp (~5g) per 250ml cup. Brew for 3 minutes.
- 185F for a light, delicate, smooth tea with a sweet, fruity, fresh profile.
- 212F for a light but well-rounded, smooth profile with sweet hay flavors.
This tea can be rebrewed up to 3 times, with hotter water and longer infusions.
Alternate Brewing Instructions: Use 5tsp (~5g) per pot. Brew for 1-2 hours.
- 212F for a well-rounded, balanced profile with a full, smooth body and fruity, sweet hay, and soft spice flavors.
Great for displaying the beautiful leaves, and for obtaining a full profile.