Grown and hand-crafted by Hawaiian tea trailblazers Eliah Halpenny and Cam Muir, the name of this single-garden tea is a'a' black, a nod to the vivid shade of a'a' lava formations ever-present on the island of Hawaii. Big Island Tea garden produces a limited run of a'a' black tea, available for purchase in a special edition ceramic jar by Hawai'i Loa. This single-garden rare tea is grown in a cloud-forest at 2,742 feet elevation on the fertile slopes of Mauna Loa volcano. Mauna Loa is renowned for its selenium-rich volcanic soil, imparting on Hawaiian teas a unique flavor savored by connoisseurs of Kona Coffee.
Eliah prepares her black tea by hand in the traditional method, which results in a tea without bitterness. 'A'a black conveys subtle notes of rose, a true rarity in the world of tea.
Hawai'i Loa teas include a black gift box, complete with a printed greeting card featuring a beautiful Hawaiian orchid. Our rare teas are perfect as a splurge for special occasions or to evoke memories of your last trip to the Aloha State.
The gift box contains 25 grams of the finest tea in the world.