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PonoInfusions Made on Maui

Pono Infusions will be selling their certified organic and fair-trade infusions to the public for the first time ever this upcoming Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Whole Foods Market Kahului at Maui Mall from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

PONOinfusions was started in 2010 by Alex and Andrea de Roode, a duo of tea drinkers devoted to the health and vitality of the people, plants, and animals of Hawaiʻi.  PONOinfusions was created for like-minded tea lovers, for those who appreciate high-quality, delicious, and healthy, certified organic and fair trade teas  and herbal infusions. The name reflects their commitment to do what is “pono”—to do what is right—for the welfare of the people, plants, and animals of Hawai‘i, and for our planet as a whole. The PONOinfusions brand raises awareness about Hawai‘i’s threatened and endangered plants and wildlife. As a member of 1% for the Planet, they will donate a portion of sales back to conservation and reforestation efforts here in the Hawaiian Islands.

The PONOinfusions line is comprised of 5 custom blends using certified organic and fair trade teas, herbs, flowers, and spices, inspired by the people, plants, and animals of Hawai‘i. Each unique blend tells the story of different ecosystems within an ahupua‘a—the traditional Native Hawaiian system of land management along the watershed from the mountains to the sea.

The five blends that make up the ahupua‘a line are:

Lani means “sky” or “heavens.”

Lani is a caffeine-free infusion with hibiscus and citrus notes, delicious hot or cold.

Ingredients: Hibiscus Petals, Lemon Peel, Lemongrass, Rosehips, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Balm, Lavender Flowers.

lani label pono maui tea

The ‘a’o, or Hawaiian shearwater, is depicted on the label

Mauna means “mountain.”

Mauna is a caffeinated infusion with a chai-tea profile, made of black Assam tea and spices.

Ingredients: Assam Black Tea, Ginger Root, Cinnamon, Black Peppercorn, Vanilla Bean Powder, Cardamom, Clove.

The endangered silversword plant is featured on the Mauna label

The endangered silversword plant is featured on the Mauna label

Nahele means “forest.”

Nahele is a caffeinated infusion of Pu-erh tea and spices including cacao and vanilla. Nahele is a warming, sensual and earthy infusion representative of the fertile and biodiverse forests here in Hawai‘i.

Ingredients: Pu-erh Tea, Milk Thistle Seed, Nettle Leaf, Chrysanthemum Blossoms, Raw Cacao Powder, Vanilla Bean Powder.

pono tea made on maui forest blend

The native ohia lehua and koa trees grace the Nahele packaging

Wai means “fresh water.”

Wai is a caffeine-free infusion of mint and berry. Wai is a refreshing blend and can be enjoyed both hot and chilled.

Ingredients: Raspberry Fruit, Jasmine Flowers, Nettle Leaf, Peppermint Leaf, Spearmint Leaf, Raspberry Leaf.

A native fern and damselfly can be seen on the Wai packaging

A native fern and damselfly can be seen on the Wai packaging

Kai means “ocean.”

Kai is a crisp, caffeinated infusion featuring a mix of green and white teas and lemon balm.

Ingredients: Gunpowder Green Tea, White Peony Tea, Green Rooibos, Lemon Balm, Nettle Leaf, Cornflowers.

The green sea turtle and its home inspire the design, and the flavor, of the Kai blend.

The green sea turtle and its home inspire the design, and the flavor, of the Kai blend.

PONOInfusions plans to launch the e-commerce component of their site this Fall, for customers to securely purchase PONO products online, wherever they may be.

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