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thumbnail FruitwithTropFlowers combinedFind locally sourced tea, an herbal infusion, brewing kit, honey, cookies and mug in the High Tea in Paradise gift basket.

 

Tea Baskets Make Great All Occasion Gifts

thumbnail HigTeainBagThe High Tea gift bag includes Hawaiian Tropical green and black teas, lehua blossom honey with wooden spreader, Kona Gold Rum Company mac nut rum cake and Mauna Kea Snowball shortbread cookies. Boost your immunity with our baskets full of tea and herbal infusions that offers healing antioxidants. Our health is top priority right now so practice self-care or send someone a tropical tea basket! 

From Sept. 21 through Sept. 24, enjoy 30% OFF our “High Tea” or “High Tea in Paradise” gift baskets—simply use the code HighTea30 when ordering. These two tea baskets not only contain tea and herbal infusions, but also honey by Big Island Bees and Hawaii-made cookies. “High Tea in Paradise” also has a rich mac nut rum cake and a tropical-themed mug. Find them and several other baskets with tea simply by typing “tea” in the “Search Our Store” box on our website.

thumbnail Website screen shotPMJust type in “tea” in the Search Our Store box on our website to find the many selections.

 

thumbnail image1Alex and Andrea de Roode of PONOinfusions.

Meet the Tea Makers at Maui’s PONOinfusions

We source some of our teas from Alex and Andrea de Roode, who grow organic teas and herbs at their Maui Tea Farm on the slopes of the dormant volcano, Haleakala. The couple began growing tea (Camellia sinensis) in 2013 for their company, PONOinfusions. The Hawaiian word pono means “to do what is right and just” and tea ingredients are grown sustainably and organically without pesticides and herbicides.

The couple also sources plants from around the world to blend into their artisan teas and herbal infusions. Their attention to detail garnered a bronze medal in 2018 at the Global Tea Championships in Boulder. Tea is attractively packed at the Maui Food Innovation Center at University of Hawaii Maui College.

 

thumbnail image2Andrea harvests tea at the couple’s three-acre Maui Tea Farm.

Tea is Good for You

“Tea is high in antioxidants to boost the immune system,” shares Andrea, a registered dietician. “Green and white tea is high in polyphenols.” Polyphenols are micronutrients thought to offer blood sugar support, reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair and better heart, eye, gut and brain health according to zonediet.com.

Hawaii’s Gift Baskets features PONOinfusions’ Kai and Lani beverages. Kai is made of organic loose-leaf green and white teas, plus nettle, cornflowers, lemon balm and green rooibos; the latter mellows out the astringency of the teas. A big green tea fan, Andrea’s says Kai is her favorite of their beverages.

Alex goes for the Lani infusion, especially as an iced beverage as he finds it “fruity and refreshing.” Meaning “heaven” in Hawaiian, Lani is a loose-leaf citrus infusion comprised of hibiscus, lemongrass, rosehips, lemon peel and lemon verbena. Alex says hibiscus “is known as an antioxidant that helps with blood pressure and sugar regulation” and adds Lani is “high in vitamin C.”

Hawaii’s Gift Baskets offers PONO’s Infuse Aloha Kit in some of its tea baskets for ease in brewing. The kit offers five, reusable cotton sachets, making it like a big, reusable tea bag. No tea ball or French press is necessary!   

 

thumbnail BowlFullofAlohawteaThe Bowl of Aloha with Tea gift “bowl” is one of the many gift choices offering tea by Hawaii’s Gift Baskets.

 

Ordering is Easy-Peasy

Order online or phone us for more personalized service, 808-333-9444! We are open daily 9:30am-5pm Hawaii Standard Time (we are now 6 hours behind Eastern Standard Time). Mahalo, Stay Safe and please keep in touch—again find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.  

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