The first national tea competition for the American tea grower.

Open to all tea farms, researchers and beginning growers whose tea crop origin is cultivated in US soil.

To encourage producing states to gain global recognition by participating in a national competitive program juried by an international industry panel.

To promote Origin Pride identifying tea production making significant contributions in domestic agriculture and innovative trade.

Held November 2015 headquartered in Hawaii, hosted by the Hawaii Tea Society in partnership with the Volcano Art Center, The Kohala Center, Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council  and Hawaii Farmers Union United.

The CTAHR Tea Project &
Risk Management Hawaii Presents...

"Hands On Tea Propagation Workshop"

Space is limited... Pre-Register to reserve a spot.
Cost: $40 cash or check at the door.
RSVP to Perci at 887-6183 or


Tuesday June 17, 2014
9:00 registration
9:30 – noon
UH-CTAHR Mealani Research Station
64-289 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea

Hosts: Randy Hamasaki, Andrea Kawabata & Stuart Nakamoto
Pre Register:  Space is limited
COST: $40 cash or check at the door

Bring your own clippers/pruner, bucket, newspaper, large trash bags.

New crops and products are a diversification strategy to manage risk.  Tea growers and aspiring tea growers are invited to visit the UHM-College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource (CTAHR) Mealani Research Station in Waimea to learn about tea propagation using cuttings.  Participants will learn about the in-ground and in-tray methods and will receive a planting tray and Oasis cubes (approx. 50) so they can select and prepare their own cuttings.

For your protection: REQUIRED – long pants and shoes (no sandals/slippers).  Bring your own pruning shears and containers to hold your cuttings/planting material. Come prepared for both full sun (sunscreen and other protection) as well as showers and chilly weather.

Please call 887-6183 or email  proque@hawaii.edu to reserve your spot and for last minute updates. Questions?  Email  rth@hawaii.edu and/or andreak@hawaii.edu

Driving Directions: The Mealani Research Station is located at 64-289 Mamalahoa Highway (H19), just Hilo-side of the 53-mile marker on the mauka side. There is a blue “Mealani Research Station” sign at the entrance of the driveway. The phone number is 887-6185.

From the Hilo direction: Going toward Waimea, Mealani Station is is about 0.8 mile beyond the 52 mile marker. Turn left into the driveway immediately before the blue sign.

From the Kona direction: Drive past Waimea town toward Hilo. Drive past the Hawaiian

Homes Hall (Kuhio Hale) and Mana Road. Prepare to turn right shortly after passing the 53 mile marker. Go up the driveway immediately after the blue sign.

These workshops are supported by UH-CTAHR’s Risk Management Hawaii project, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Smith-Lever funds for Cooperative Extension and the USDA Risk Management Agency.

Risk Management Hawaii (RMH) is a team of Cooperative Extension Service agents and specialists with an established network of government and industry partners.  It is a grant funded collaborative project between the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (UH-CTAHR), UH-CTAHR Risk

Management Hawaii Program, and the United States Department of Agriculture – Risk

Management Agency (USDA-RMA).


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