Hawaiian Mamaki Tea, loose-leaf
1/2 oz tin of dried Mamaki loose leaf tea.
The Mamaki (Pipturis albidus) is a thornless tree from the nettle family. Endemic to our Islands, mamaki was brought to our shores by early Polynesian voyagers. Practitioners of La’au Lapa’au (Hawaiian Herbology) cherished the delightful and calming mamaki for its alleged traditional medicinal properties including purported ability to cleanse, detoxify, reduce fatigue, uplift, and strengthen the body. University of Hawai‘i’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources verified mamaki tea has significant levels of antioxidants, and helps address depression, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, and digestive and liver functions. The Journal of Food Science found that mamaki tea has therapeutic value in regulating blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol, and reduces inflammation. The smooth flavor of our mamaki tea blend comes from selecting the best of red, pink, light green mamaki varietals. Each leaf is handpicked and handcrafted to ensure a delicious and relaxing experience for both novice and consummate tea drinkers. Kilani Brew’s Mamaki tea has a bouquet of fresh clean hay, a herbaceous body, and a light mint finish. The tea possesses a nutty, earthy, and roasted flavor with herbal after-notes that develops a subtle sweetness the longer the tea is left to steep. Each tin contains 1/2 oz of loose-leaf tea.
To prepare the tea, place one teaspoon of cut loose-leaf tea into a tea diffuser. Place cut-loose leaf-filled diffuser into a 6-ounce or 8-ounce sized tea cup. Pour boiling water into cup and let steep for at least 10-20 minutes, until a rich color develops. Relax and enjoy your cup of invigorating Mamaki tea.