Tea Farm Tour and Tea Tasting

Papaikou, United States

Experience hosted by Susan

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

As you pull onto the farm you will be wowed by the panoramic view of the ocean, the Hamakua Coast and the rows of tea fields below. We will walk the property learning about various tropical fruits, flowers, botanicals, and tea. This is an opportunity to experience the sights and scents of a working tea farm up close and photos are encouraged. After our walk we will relax on our lanai overlooking the ocean, to taste a selection of teas. Guests will be educated on the types of tea, the processes used to create them and utilize all their senses to experience them. Each guest is provided a traditional ceramic tasting cup to taste the teas, and is included as a take home gift.
As you pull onto the farm you will be wowed by the panoramic view of the ocean, the Hamakua Coast and the rows of tea fields below. We will walk the property learning about various tropical fruits, flowers, botanicals, and tea. This is an opportunity to experience the sights and scents of a working tea farm up close and photos are encouraged. After our walk we will relax on our lanai overlooking the ocean, to taste a selection of teas. Guests wi…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Guests will enjoy tasting and comparing various teas and botanicals produce...
  • Equipment
    Each tour guest will receive a traditional porcelain tea tasting cup that...

Meet your host, Susan

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 7 Reviews
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I have worn many hats in the tea industry for over 17 years. My passion for tea lead me to traveling around the world to directly source tea from tea farmers. I opened a tea business that had a tea cafe, retail tea shop, tea classes, tea tastings, and a restaurant that hosted full afternoon tea and tea events. I am very grateful to now call the Big Island my home and feel very Blessed to share this piece of paradise we call Ancient Leaf Tea with our guests. It continues to be an amazing journey and I happily and humbly wear the hat of tea farm owner. I look forward to introducing you to all the beauty, magic, and clean pure Hawaiian grown teas that our farm has to offer. Aloha!
I have worn many hats in the tea industry for over 17 years. My passion for tea lead me to traveling around the world to directly source tea from tea farmers. I opened a tea business that had a tea cafe, retail tea shop, tea classes, tea tastings, and a restaurant that hosted full afternoon tea and tea events. I am very grateful to now call the Big Island my home and feel very Blessed to share this piece of paradise we call Ancient Leaf Tea with our guests. It continues to be an amazing journe…
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Where you'll be

Our tea farm is located in a rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean 5 miles from Hilo. We feature farm to cup tea and botanicals grown with natural methods.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Constanza
August 2021
Our experience at the tea farm was absolutely phenomenal! We had such a great time walking the grounds with Susan learning about the tea making process along with a bunch of other plants! The view was absolutely incredible, Susan was super fun to hang out with, and we had the best time trying out different teas on the lanai. Definitely a highlight from our trip! I will definitely be returning on my next trip to Big Island!
Carol
July 2021
Susan’s tea farm was truly a highlight of our Big Island adventure! We not only loved learning about so many of the intricacies of organic and sustainable farming but the opportunity to taste the diversity of fresh teas right from the source was simply priceless! A deliciously A+ experience!!
Jamie
July 2021
If you're reading this review, do yourself a favor and book this experience. Our tour with Susan was a high point of our trip! Learning more about her magical process of making tea as well as sustainable farming as a whole was such a unique experience. The thoughtful touches Susan and Marlene had throughout the tour were representative of the care and love they bring to every aspect of their process. The tea tasting was so special, not to mention the phenomenal view looking over the farm and out onto the bay! We absolutely loved meeting Susan and Marlene, and you will too.
Sarah
May 2021
Our tour and tasting with Susan was the highlight of our trip, bar none! The location was breathtaking, we learned so much about the process of growing and processing tea as well as Hawaiian agriculture, and the tasting was just a dream. Susan's passion for tea is so evident. If you have the opportunity to book this tour, I highly recommend that you do. You certainly won't regret it! We even ended up recommending it to people we met while on our trip it was that fantastic. Also, not to worry if it's hot, Susan provided UV protection umbrellas that instantly offered relief and that I will be promptly purchasing myself.
Kavya
May 2021
Absolutely incredible! If you’re on the fence- just book it!! Phenomenal host, informative tour, and an absolutely breathtaking location. Even if you know nothing about tea, Susan will make sure you feel right at home. Her story and farm are so inspiring and this tour was quite possibly the best part of our trip.
Hannah
April 2021
Susan was very warm & welcoming, her years of experience really shines through her informative tour. In one hour and a half, Susan covers all of your senses during this tour, the smell of the tea, the flowers, the taste, and the jaw dropping Hamakua view. It was so much fun to learn how she takes care of her land from the soil up. Susan carefully takes care of her tea plants & you can taste her passion & hard work through every sip of her quality tea. 100% recommend this tour

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Attire: wear sturdy shoes layers, prepared for any weather: sunshine or rain. A hat and sunglasses will help you