Na Liko Tea
Farm Website: http://www.nalikotea.com
Farmer / President: Liam Ball
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm Address (Google Map):
151 Awalau Road
Haiku, HI 96708
Farm Phone No.: 808.280.7809
Farm FAX No.: None
Languages: English, Some French, Some Spanish, Coming Soon: Japanese!
When were you established?
What altitude are your fields at?
1300 Feet 400 Metres
What certifications do you have? (ISO, organic, etc.)
organically Managed Farm – Not Certified
How many members do you have?
How many members are farm workers?
How many members are part-time/contractors?
What is the minimum wage your workers earn?
How many acres/fields do you have?
Do you accept visitors to your farm?
Message to the world
Currently my farm is in the very early stages of development and I am not shipping finished product yet. During the coming year I plan on increasing my processing knowledge via hands on education with tea masters around the world. My personal favourite tea to drink is Japanese Sencha.
What type of tea do you grow/process?
I currently have planted Japanese Cultivars and will be processing them into Green, Oolong, Black, and White Teas.
Do you grow organic tea? Would you like to explain more?
I intend to become certified organic. At present the Hawaii Organic Farmers’ Association has ceased its certifications program so stay tuned.
Tell us more about your tea products
Here on Maui we enjoy perhaps the cleanest air on earth, and my farm is in a region that enjoys abundant rainfall and long sunny days. The soil here is rich and the field where the tea is planted had been cow pasture for many many years. I strive to produce a healthy, high quality tea, and to share tea culture with everyone.
Do you ship directly to individual customers?
Once my harvest starts – likely in 2012 – and once my skills are perfected such that I am able to consistently create a high quality tea I will be happy to ship direct to customers.
Are you looking for distributors? Retail partners?
Perhaps in the future.