Avigael's Green Tea
Tea: Avigael's Green Tea
Grower: Jim Chestnut & Edna Arakawa, Second Alarm Farm
Tea Maker: Jim Chestnut & Edna Arakawa
Location: Volcano Village, Puna District, The Big Island - Hawaii, United States
Cultivation: Natural (Organic, but no certification)
Cultivar: Bohea, Yabukita, Unidentified Cultivar
Harvest Date: Autumn 2015
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The tea is named for Jim and Edna's granddaughter, Avigael. Harvested entirely by hand in Autumn 2015, Avigael's Green Tea is made of pristine, beautiful leaves. The result is a sweet, smooth cup with a fresh, subtle profile.
The liquor is fine and smooth, with a clean dryness. The flavor is nutty, reminiscent of Dragonwell, with a fresh vegetal sweetness and mineral undertones. Hints of milk chocolate in the aroma. Flavor returns with a sugarcane aftertaste.
Second Alarm Farm is a small, 3-acre farm owned by Jim Chestnut and Edna Arakawa. On the farm, they grow tea along with coffee, beautiful orchids, and macademia nuts. They harvest and craft their tea completely by hand, and use natural material from the rainforest as compost for their plants. Each handcrafted batch is tiny, just a few pounds or less per harvest.
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