What is Māmaki?
Mamaki is an endemic plant to Hawaii. It has been utilized by the Native Hawaiian for over 800 generations.
How should I prepare Māmaki Herbal Tea?
Māmaki tea can be enjoyed both hot and cold. We suggest placing 1 tablespoon of māmaki or māmaki blend in 8 cups of boiling water for five minutes to ensure that the essential oils and flavours are released. Remove from heat and allow the tea to sit and steep for about fifteen minutes. Steeping the tea for a longer period of time will allow for a deeper and richer infusion. If you desire a stronger brew, simply add more māmaki or māmaki blend to the suggested recommendation. (Every serving can be boiled twice.)
What is a cold brew?
Although most people prefer a hot brew, some may enjoy a cold brew. To make a cold brew, add 1 tablespoon of māmaki or māmaki tea blend to 8 cups of purified water in a sterilized container. Stir and place in the refrigerator for 12 to 14 hours. You will notice a lighter color, lighter flavour, and sweeter taste.
What can I use to compliment my Māmaki Herbal Tea?
Some enjoy a hot brew; however you may want to try a cold brew which will develop into a lighter and sweeter tea. Honey or agave are great natural sweeteners that compliment māmaki well.
Mint, lemons & limes are also great accompaniments to a delicious cup of māmaki tea or māmaki tea blends.
When Should I have a cup of Māmaki Herbal Tea?
Māmaki herbal tea & māmaki tea blends are all-natural, caffeine-free, gluten-free and cholesterol-free; so māmaki tea can be enjoyed at any time! Some like to start their day off with a cup of māmaki tea; while we enjoy its calming and relaxing qualities and enjoy a cup before bed. Others enjoy our tea throughout the day.
What are Māmaki Herbal Tea Blends?
MNHHT offers three different māmaki tea blends: Māmaki &`Uhaloa, Māmaki & Kinehe and Māmaki & Wapine. These blends help to compliment our māmaki and are acclaimed for their Native Hawaiian usages.
What are the health benefits of Māmaki?
Māmaki has been used by Native Hawaiians to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and for general debility.
ʻUhaloa has been used by Native Hawaiians for colds, sore throats, and asthma.
Kinehe has been used by Native Hawaiians to lower blood sugar, stimulate the immune system, and as an anti-inflamatory.
Wapine has been used by Native Hawaiians as a fever & pain reliever and to improve circulation.
What does Organic mean?
At MNHHT, our entire orchard and processing facility is USDA Organic Certified. Based on our evidential research, we have chosen only the best quality certified organic fertilizers and soil* that meet our strict specifications to use on our plants. We would not use any products that we would not serve to our own families.
*Organic manure-free products.
What other plants are grown on our USDA Organic Certified Orchard?
All products in MNHHTʻs māmaki tea and māmaki tea blends are grown and harvested from our USDA Organic Certified orchard. All plants such as `Uhaloa, Kinehe, and Wapine as well as Māmaki are grown on our orchard. MNHHT would never use any product in our teas that have not been grown to meet our high standards for quality and excellence.
Other Native Hawaiian uses for Māmaki?
Ancient Hawaiians had many uses for māmaki. The māmaki berries were used for mothers and children suffering from ʻea (coated tongue thrush) or paʻaoʻao (latent childhood disease). The bark was pounded, much like wauke, to create kapa (bark cloth) and the wood would be made into kapa beaters.
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