Caffeine-free

Miraculous Mamaki Herbal Tea

27 reviews
Size: 1 oz

  • Tasting notes: naturally sweet, slightly earthy, and with notes of hazelnut; medium-bodied and amber color
  • Weight: 1 ounce (28g), and 16 ounce (1 lb.)
  • Cost per cup: 0.15 - 0.28/cup
  • Caffeine-free
  • Our 1 ounce bag of loose Māmaki tea brews 2.5-4 gallons (see instructions)
  • The color of Mamaki Tea bags are subject to change

MIRACULOUS MAMAKI TEA

Deep in Hawaii's lush volcanic forests, an ancient, nutritious plant grows both wild and cultivated. Native Hawaiians have used the plant for its restorative properties for centuries.

Māmaki, as it's known, is a member of the nutritious nettles family and is therefore not technically a tea. Brewed, it makes an amber, silky, naturally sweet, earthy herbal tea, with a flavor that's similar to toasted hazelnuts and honey. It's caffeine-free.

Thanks to Mamaki's high antioxidant and polyphenol composition, it's been linked to a wide range of benefits, including cardiovascular health, neuro-protection, anti-viral benefits, treating infections and boosting your mood.

In recent anticancer and chemo-preventive studies, the antioxidants found in samples of Māmaki tea were more active than those found in green tea and even had some mild anti-cancer effects.

The mineral benefits of Māmaki tea include substantial amounts of zinc and potassium, which leads some naturopaths to use Mamaki for treating high blood pressure.

Locally, Māmaki plays an important role in rainforest restoration efforts and is habitat for the Kamehameha butterfly.

This Māmaki tea is pesticide-free and grown on a regenerative rainforest farm in Volcano at 4,000 ft.

How to Brew Mamaki Tea

Mamaki Tea Brewing Tips:

  • Don't discard your leaves after the first steep!Mamaki can be brewed a second time.
  • The longer you let mamaki steep, the more syrupy it gets. It's perfect for sore throats.
  • Skip the milk and white sugar. For a touch of sweetness, add local honey.
  • To maximize health benefits (and your time), brew a 1/2 or whole gallon of mamaki, steep overnight, then store in the fridge and drink throughout the week. Optionally, add a splash of honey, cinnamon, apple or guava juice.

Hot Mamaki Tea:Use 1-2 tablespoons (1g - 2g) of loose māmaki tea per 8-10 oz boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. The longer you steep it, the thicker and more syrupy it will get!

Iced overnight steep:Crumble 1/4 cup of Māmaki in a glass quart jar or french press. Fill with boiling water and steep overnight.

Want to learn more? Check out our blog: All About Mamaki Tea - From Benefits to Brewing

DOMESTIC U.S. SHIPPING RATES

Order Cost & Carrier Delivery
$79 $6.95 via USPS/FedEx 6-8 days*
Over $79 Free FedEx (USPS if PO Box) 4-6 days*
Expedited  $25.50 via FedEx 2Day 2-4 days**

 * Delivery quote excludes weekends/holidays and is based on fulfillment+delivery times. Does not include delays that are caused by carrier or out of our control.

** Upgraded and expedited shipping may be purchased at the time of checkout. ‘Expedited’ prioritizes your shipment in the queue. Delivery quote excludes weekends/holidays and is based on fulfillment+delivery times.

ROAST DATES

Orders are roasted Sunday-Friday and shipped Monday-Friday. Roast dates are applied to the bags in your order.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES

*Rural locations may incur additional fees at checkout.
Hawaii to Canada* Varies based on Territory
Up to 1 lb: $17.29-$18.58
2-5 lbs: $17.35-$25.28
6-10 lbs: $21.84-$29.76
11-15 lbs: $29.14-$44.21
16-20 lbs: $35.76-$48.72
21-25 lbs: $42.95-$55.63
26-30 lbs: $55.07-$70.03
31-99 lbs: $59.63-$125.86
100+ lbs: Email for quote

De Minimis for Duty

De Minimis for VAT
$150 CAD $40 CAD

Hawaii to Germany, United Kingdom*
*Rural locations may incur additional costs at checkout

Up to 1 lb: $17.62
2-5 lbs: $17.64-$25.22
6-10 lbs: $25.67-$29.08
11-15 lbs: $41.44-$50.04
16-20 lbs: $53.98-$58.28
21-25 lbs: $61.46-$62.84
26-30 lbs: $83.21-$88.46
31-99 lbs: $90.07-$165.31
100+ lbs: Email for quote
De Minimis for Duty De Minimis for VAT
150 EUR 22 EUR
135 GBP 15 GBP

Hawaii to Japan, South Korea*
*Rural locations may incur additional costs at checkout

Up to 1 lb: $17.64
2-5 lbs: $20.93-$31.81
6-10 lbs: $34.32-$41.56
11-15 lbs: $43.99-$53.74
16-20 lbs: $53.84-$61.03
21-25 lbs: $63.48-$67.64
26-30 lbs: $75.35-$92.33
31-99 lbs: $94.17-$189.94
100+ lbs: Email for quote
De Minimis for Duty De Minimis for VAT
10,000 JPY 200,999 JPY
150,000 KRW** 150,000 KRW
** price of goods+shipping cost+insurance
Hawaii to Australia*
*Rural locations may incur additional costs at checkout
Up to 1 lb: $20.70
2-5 lbs: $22.16-$30.40
6-10 lbs: $29.33-$36.40
11-15 lbs: $55.54-$72.31
16-20 lbs: $76.98-$85.37
21-25 lbs: $91.27-$93.29
26-30 lbs: $122.59-$126.73
31-99 lbs: $126.77-$245.34
100+ lbs: Email for quote
De Minimis for Duty De Minimis for VAT
1000 AUD None

* Please note that customs and duties are displayed at checkout. All costs listed are estimates.

ESPRESSO BITES

Because Espresso Bites are made without stabilizers or preservatives, they may bloom or melt when shipping temperatures exceed 80 F. If this is a concern in your location please select FedEx shipping.

If you notice a white color to your bar, it's perfectly safe to eat. This happens when the cocoa butter softens and migrates to the surface. It happens more often when shipping in warm weather. Learn more about blooming.

Espresso Bites that melt or bloom when shipped via FedEx are eligible for a full refund or credit.

Espresso Bites that melt or bloom when the buyer elects Free Shipping or standard USPS are eligible for a credit.

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Mamaki Tea Plant

What is Mamaki Tea?

Let's start by talking about the māmaki plant itself. Māmaki is endemic to Hawaii, meaning that it was growing on the islands far before humans arrived. As such, it has been a part of native Hawaiian culture for many generations.

The māmaki tree belongs to the same family (Urticaceae) as olona, another useful nettle plant that is endemic to Hawaii. However, unlike other members of the nettle family, it does not have a painful, irritating sting. It grows at pretty much all elevations but thrives in wet forests where it can find shade.

Native Hawaiians have used the māmaki plant for its medicinal properties for centuries. It's a staple of lā'au lapa'au, a traditional Hawaiian medical practice. Thousands of years ago, Hawaiians believed the māmaki was a sacred plant, and used nearly every part of it for one purpose or another.

For instance, its berries have long since been used to treat open wounds because of their reported anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, while its bark can be used to make kapa, a type of Hawaiian cloth. Its roots can even be used to make dyes.

However, the leaves are one of the most treasured parts of the plant, because of the number of health benefits of drinking māmaki tea. Read more about Mamaki Tea

What is Mamaki Tea?

Let's start by talking about the māmaki plant itself. Māmaki is endemic to Hawaii, meaning that it was growing on the islands far before humans arrived. As such, it has been a part of native Hawaiian culture for many generations.

The māmaki tree belongs to the same family (Urticaceae) as olona, another useful nettle plant that is endemic to Hawaii. However, unlike other members of the nettle family, it does not have a painful, irritating sting. It grows at pretty much all elevations but thrives in wet forests where it can find shade.

Native Hawaiians have used the māmaki plant for its medicinal properties for centuries. It's a staple of lā'au lapa'au, a traditional Hawaiian medical practice. Thousands of years ago, Hawaiians believed the māmaki was a sacred plant, and used nearly every part of it for one purpose or another.

For instance, its berries have long since been used to treat open wounds because of their reported anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, while its bark can be used to make kapa, a type of Hawaiian cloth. Its roots can even be used to make dyes.

However, the leaves are one of the most treasured parts of the plant, because of the number of health benefits of drinking māmaki tea. Read more about Mamaki Tea