Coffees of Hawaii

Tisane - Moloka‘i Style

A new creation.

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Tisane

We've stumbled upon a new creation! By selectively milling our Kualapu'u plantation's unique natural dried coffee cherry husks, we introduce a 21st century creation. A magical tisane, loaded with antioxidants, yet containing less caffeine than a cup of decaf.*

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A ruby-colored cup, deep and mellow in taste, with a softly revitalizing aroma. Perfect for an afternoon or evening refreshment, we've blended our Tisane with five different 100% Hawaiian ingredients to create a range of healthful and Hawaiian sensual experiences. Try:

Jasmine Blossom Green Tea. Green tea is already known for its health benefits and tea-time sipping pleasure. Jasmine blossoms are added, similar to our coffee flowers - small, white, and wonderfully aromatic. The spring-time bloom of coffee on Moloka'i wafts fragrance all around Kualapu'u town. Enjoy it in your cup.

Lavender. Grown in up-country Maui where the air is crisp and the view is stunning, lavender is both soothing and refreshing. Used in aromatherapy to elevate one's mood, it brings a host of other medicinal benefits.

Lemongrass. This citrus-flavored plant has been used for thousands of years as a digestive aid, muscle & tissue tonic, and a detoxifier. The blended lemongrass in this Tisane is 100% Moloka'i -grown.

Mamaki Ginger. Mamaki is a medicinal plant found throughout our islands. Used as a tea in healing practices, its leaves were also used to make kapa, or cloth. Combined with energizing and zesty Hawaiian-grown ginger root, this blend helps aid digestion, blood-cleansing, detoxification, and stress relief.

Papaya Leaf Vanilla. For centuries, vanilla has been known for its aphrodisiac qualities, as well as being a favorite spice of many dessert chefs. Its sweetness is balanced by papaya leaf, which contains papain, a digestive enzyme known to help break down proteins. Papaya leaf has numerous healthful benefits, and can help relieve excess heat from the body. The vanilla beans are Maui-grown, and Moloka'i provides our papaya leaves.

Brewing Recommendations.

Generally, we recommend 1 Tbs. to a standard-sized 8-oz. cup. Our favorite way to brew Tisane is with a French press: 4 Tbs. to a 32-oz. press (about 4 servings). Use fresh water, heat to just barely boiling, and steep for 4-6 minutes. If you are using a press, you will know it's ready when the dried cherry becomes saturated and drops from the surface to the bottom of the pitcher. If you use a diffuser or tea ball, be sure to fill it only half full of dried product, to allow room for expansion and proper steeping. For iced tea: brew double strength, then pour over equal volume of ice, or cool water. Adjust dilution to taste.

Brew should be a rich red color with a heady fragrance that you may take time enjoying. Good any time of the day, hot or iced.

*As tested by Brunswick Labs. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of 279 umoleTE/g. Caffeine content of 1.83 mg/g.