Sustainable Agriculture & Economic Abundance in Hawai'i
Shaka Tea is deeply committed to supporting sustainable agriculture and economic abundance in Hawaiʻi. Our māmaki tea leaves are hand-harvested from the ancient forests and mineral-rich, volcanic soil of Mauna Loa and Kīlauea on Hawai’i Island, simultaneously restoring native ecosystem habitat. Since 2018, Shaka Tea has given away 25,000 māmaki seedlings to help small, local farmers on their journey to sustainable agriculture and being paid a premium. Our current farmer hui (group) is full, but if you would like to learn more and be on the waitlist, please email: email@example.com
Hawai'i Forest Farms
In addition to sourcing from a dozen, small, independent farms, Shaka Tea also works with Hawaiʻi Forest Farms (HFF), our 29 acre sister arm, located in Volcano, Hawaiʻi. HFF also serves as a teaching farm and community resource. Practicing restorative agriculture, HFF's māmaki is farmed in an ancient, native rainforest.
Shaka Tea HQ
Shaka Tea dries and processes all our māmaki at our HQ located in Hilo, HI. Shaka Tea offers the first tea blending bar dedicated exclusively to Hawaiʻi-grown herbal and botanical teas. Learn more about the benefits of teas from Hawaiʻi, how we process tea and stock up on Shaka Tea merchandise. Tours are available by an appointment-only basis and at this time, limited to four people per appointment.
Be the Aloha Movement
BE THE ALOHA is inspired by our rich culture of moʻolelo, storytelling and pastime of “talk story” in Hawaiʻi. Our BE THE ALOHA video series reflects our values in practice and action from our community who inspires us most. We are honored to be sharing the stories of these change-makers who embody through their life, passions and work, “be the aloha you wish to see in the world.”
Event Donations & Sponsorships
We happily support and sponsor non-profits and causes aligned with our mission and vision, related to sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, contemporary art, empowering women, supporting the LGBTQ community, combating racism, and celebrating and perpetuating Native Hawaiian culture. If you would like us to donate or support an upcoming event as a beverage sponsor and you are aligned with our area of focus, please fill out the contact form below: