Shaka Tea Opens Retail Expertise Heart

Shaka Tea HQ & Retail Expertise (Picture courtesy of Bella Hughes)

HILO, HAWAIʻI – Shaka Tea, the primary line of iced teas available on the market brewed with adaptogenic, natural māmaki, a leaf solely discovered and grown within the Hawaiian Islands, opened an HQ & Retail Expertise Heart on July 2, in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Designed by O’ahu designer Mike Stowe, previously the Director of Visible Merchandising USA – Mid Pacific – Japan at DFS Group and floral design by Drew Murphy of the Unintended Florist, the middle is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and is positioned within the coronary heart of Hilo at 288 Kīlauea Avenue. 

Shaka Tea gives Hawaiʻis first tea mixing bar devoted solely to Hawaiʻi-grown natural, botanical and inexperienced and black teas, together with their signature product, māmaki. All teas are grown on Hawaiʻi Island, that are sourced from over a dozen small farms. Prospects are inspired to make their very own blends and may also get pleasure from a wide range of tea wares, together with regionally made, artisan tea cups from Kīlauea Pottery. Shaka Tea additionally shares native vegetation from HydroPono Native Plant Nursery.

Mosese ʻŌhia, an skilled retail skilled, joined Shaka Tea as Retail Expertise Supervisor, overseeing the brand new HQ and all programming.

“All our māmaki is grown on Hawaiʻi Island, in addition to different, natural teas that we’re starting to experiment with, so it was a pure transfer to relocate our firm, which we based in Honolulu, to Hilo. We hope our HQ will function a neighborhood area for kamaʻāina and guests alike to study extra about Hawaiʻi-grown teas and agriculture. Being positioned between Two Girls Kitchen and Asami’s Kitchen is nice, we couldn’t ask for a greater location with pure foot site visitors,” shared Bella Hughes, Shaka Tea President and co-founder.

Shaka Tea HQ & Retail Expertise (Picture courtesy of Bella Hughes)

To date, Shaka Tea has provided workshops and programming, together with Tea & Discuss Story, the place friends discovered extra about Shaka Tea, sustainable agriculture, the distinction between endemic, canoe and launched vegetation, and a māmaki tea mixing workshop.

programming will embrace agroforestry workshops, native landscaping lectures,
lāʻau lapaʻau lessons, “Meet the Farmer” occasions highlighting native tea growers, and extra. Later this 12 months,
Shaka Tea will likely be including tea processing tools to the HQ to incorporate a tea
dryer and cutter, giving guests the prospect to see your complete course of from
leaf to cup.

Shaka Tea

Tea is the primary line of Hawaiʻi-grown, natural iced teas on the
market brewed with māmaki, which is simply discovered and
grown one place on this planet, the Hawaiian archipelago. With a dedication to
the well being of our shoppers and the well being of our ‘āina (land), Shaka Tea is a
naturally caffeine-free, 0cal/0g sugar product, supporting sustainable
agriculture, present in main retailers throughout the US.

Tea was based by Bella Hughes and Harrison Rice in 2016 with the imaginative and prescient to
share sustainably-grown, wholesome teas authentically reflective of Hawaiʻi, the place
Bella was born and raised. To study extra, please go to or comply with us on Instagram

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