I had a privilege to visit Kaua'i, which is, in my opinion, the most beautiful island in Hawaii.
"Chickens and the ocean." That's how my two-year-old described Kaua’i. To my surprise, chickens were walking freely almost everywhere.
I love to travel, and anywhere I go I try to find a place to enjoy a great cup of tea. And this is what I found.
It was fascinating to me that Kaua'i has an amazing terroir: volcanic soil, full of minerals and nutrients, and an abundance of rains. All of this contributes to the creation of remarkable plantations that produce amazing tea.
I was so grateful to meet Michelle Rose, the owner of Cloudwater Tea Farm, which grows outstanding tea right there in Kauai. Michelle grows Assamica black, green tea, Wulong and Wai Lani white tea. I had a chance to try Assamica and the white tea. They both have all the great attributes of high-quality black and white teas. Their deep flowery notes do not lose their intensity through multiple steepings. I will never forget the amazing taste and aroma of Kauai’s tea!
On the last day my stay on the island, I found another treasure - a newly opened tea room: The Tea Room At the Gallery. Local and imported teas, as well as amazing freshly baked goods that are made from scratch by the chef and the owner, Judith Palmer, absolutely made my day. Judith is the owner of Haole Girl Island Sweets. And if you visit Kauai, you must go to her tea room! Coming back home is always great. But I will miss Kaua'i – a gorgeous island surrounded by ocean, stunning views, great tea, and my new friends. Aloha Kaua'i!
Tea snob & traveler
Founder of Humming Cup Premium Organic Tea
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