Lavender Luxe

Maui Earl Grey tea is inspired by lavender from the Valley Isle.  The plant thrives in cold climates and its purple hue can be seen on the slopes of Haleakala.

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Photo Credit: blog.emauirealestate.com

We meticulously blend the botanical with silky black tea and bergamot from Madagascar so Maui Earl Grey is uplifting without being perfumey.  The blend is available in both loose tea and tea bags.

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We were honored to be a part of the 10th Anniversary L’ulu Benefit Gala to support Leeward Community College’s Culinary Arts Program.  What made this year’s event special, besides our hit drink (LOL!), was ten alumni chefs from renown kitchens like Alan Wong’s Restaurant, Four Seasons Ko Olina and Ritz Carlton Waikiki return to campus to prepare exclusive dishes for the evening.

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Maui Mist Iced Tea Latte with lemongrass creme

We made a refreshing iced tea latte featuring Maui Earl Grey.  Here’s how we did it.

Ingredients:

Maui Earl Grey     Whole milk     Simple syrup     Pure cane sugar

Heavy cream     Lemongrass     Powdered Sugar     Mint

Method:

Heat water to 195 degrees (F).  Steep 5 g Maui Earl Grey to 8 oz hot water for 5 minutes.  Strain and let cool.

For simple syrup, boil equal parts of water and pure cane sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved and the liquid is clear.  Let cool.

Smash lemongrass and simmer in whole milk.  Do not burn milk but simmer long enough so milk is infused with lemongrass flavor.  Let cool then chill.

Combine 12 oz cold heavy cream to 4 oz cold lemongrass milk.  Mix in 3 tablespoons powdered sugar.  Add to whipped cream dispenser to apply.

Mix 8 oz brewed Maui Earl Grey, 2 oz milk and 1 oz simple syrup.  Serve in a tall glass over ice.  Top with lemongrass whipped cream.  Add mint garnish and serve.

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About The Leaf Lover
Aloha, my name is Byron Goo. I started our company in 1995 in my garage. Tea has taken me all over the world since then and I continue to be a student of the leaf and of life. The Leaf Lover is a way for me to share about my passion for tea and our small business. I wear many hats including CEO of the company but I think of myself simply as a tea maker.

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