Internationally renowned tea expert to hold June 4 workshop on Big Island | University of Hawaii News

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

UH Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and the Hawaii Tea Society will host a tea workshop featuring world-renowned tea expert Jane Pettigrew from the United Kingdom, on Friday, June 4, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Mealani Research Station at 64-289 Mamalahoa Highway in Kamuela on the Big Island.

Pettigrew will speak on the cultural nuances of the world tea industry and how Hawai‘i tea growers can benefit from those nuances. The presentation will be of interest to tea lovers, those who want to learn more about different tea varieties and the countries that produce them, and tea processors.

A cupping evaluation for Hawaii tea growers will also be offered by Pettigrew. Interested growers can enter up to three teas per farm, and should register with 6 grams per tea at 2:30 p.m.