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Onomea Tea Company

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Address: 27-604 Alakahi Pl, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7718
Phone Number:
+1 808-964-3283
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Onomea Tea Company is a tea estate, growing and processing organic tea...

Onomea Tea Company is a tea estate, growing and processing organic tea grown in one of the most scenic places in Hawaii. Contact us by phone or email to make a reservation for one of our unique tour/tasting events. This 2 hour educational and enjoyable experience is available exclusively by reservation. See our web site for more information. Our farm is located near the Hawaii Botanical Gardens along the Onomea Scenic route on Hawaii Island but is not open for drop in traffic, please contact us at least 24 hours before you'd like a tour. Aloha!

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A Real Treat

I have lived on this island for 4 years and only learned last weekend of the Onomea Tea Company. 4 of us went this afternoon and have a wonderful (!) time learning about tea... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived on this island for 4 years and only learned last weekend of the Onomea Tea Company. 4 of us went this afternoon and have a wonderful (!) time learning about tea, how it is processed, the various forms that teas can take from one plant, and then 10 tastings. For sure, this is a place I will... More 

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Rob N, Owner at Onomea Tea Company, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking time to review your tour/tasting. Great having you all! Rob More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I learned about the Onomea Tea Company while searching on Trip Advisor for things to do on Hawaii Island. The tour and tea tasting made for a remarkable, memorable experience. There were four of us for the very interesting and informative tour led by Rob, during which we learned so much about how tea is grown and processed. The grounds... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This tour and tasting is enjoyable regardless of your familiarity with tea. We had very little knowledge going in, and learned so much. The other couple on our tour was very familiar with tea and said it was the best tea experience they had ever had. Mike and Rob are so kind, knowledgeable, and love what they do. The property... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The 4 of us vacationing together were the only guests for tea, but Rob and Mike took no shortcuts! Rob was our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and tutor about growing and processing tea. Mike was the tea master, explaining everything as he brewed 4 kinds of teas, all of them OUTSTANDING!! Then came the to-die-for fresh scones that Rob... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The tour was a great introduction to gongfu-style tea tasting and sustainable, organic tea production. Rob and Mike are very knowledgeable and gracious hosts. The tea plants and their culture was very interesting to a couple of former UC Davis Aggies. Lovely setting overlooking Onomea Bay. It was an awesome opportunity to learn more about tea production on the island... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My sister and I were visiting Hawaii and we're looking for something special to visit. We both love tea and found this written up in a travel magazine. Finding it was a little bit of a challenge but texting and emails were answered quickly. It was a beautiful day, grounds and home, spectacular in fact. The view was unbelievable. Learned... More 

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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I took a group of five (including myself) to visit the Onomea Tea Plantation during a week trip to the big island. One person was a tea enthusiast, one didn't like tea at all, but everyone said afterwards how great the time spent there was. The plantation has spectacular views of Onomea bay, and we got some great pics. But... More 

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Rob N, Owner at Onomea Tea Company, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review our tour. I enjoyed meeting you all and hope your experience at Onomea Tea will be remembered each time you have tea in the future. Aloha nui. More 

Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Rob and Mike do an excellent job showing/explaining the tea making process. The tasting was delightful and educational. What a great pair of gentlemen. Thanks for sharing your little piece of heaven with us. We'll be back on our next visit to the Big Island.

1 Thank uihwki
Easton. MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The location is spectacular! We had a an informative tour of the property. The tea tasting was a fabulous experience. Whales could be heard and seen breaching while we listened to more on tea and tried several kinds with absolutely delicious homemade scones and spread. Felt very welcomed!

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Bay Area, CA
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is a very special, personalized experience for a tea-lover (not sure it would work for someone who wasn't a somewhat aware tea drinker). The setting is spectacular; not only will you learn about tea plants and processing, but you will be guests for a leisurely tasting of the teas produced on site. Allow at least a couple hours for... More 

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