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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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