Tea Chest Hawaii was originally founded in 1995 by Byron and Satomi Goo, beginning as a distributor of fine teas. Not long after, they began their evolution as tea makers, drawing on their Hawaiian, Chinese, and Japanese heritage to source and craft teas for the modern table.
At Tea Chest Hawaii, the team spends a great deal of time vetting their ingredients and growers. Their core value of malama is about good stewardship — to leave a place better than how it was found. This philosophy extends to both people and their surroundings.
The company works with many family-owned farms to source high-quality organic, sustainable, and local ingredients. These ingredients are grown from seed rather than cloning or using GMO techniques.
Tea Chest Hawaii is about teas as unique as Hawaii itself. Hawaii has come to embody many things to many people — a fluid mix of Asian, American, and native Hawaiian cultures, moments of warmth, relaxation, and wellness in a world that can grow hectic very quickly. Tea Chest Hawaii is all of these things, in cup after cup.