LEONA, Hawaii — A group of local tea enthusiasts are taking on a challenge — trying to make green tea at their own home.
“I’m really excited that this is a new concept that I can actually take part in,” said tea enthusiast Natalie Hensley.
The concept of making green tea in your own kitchen is not something new.
It was originally created by tea maker and tea aficionado, John Taggart, in the 1800s.
Green tea was traditionally made at the same time as other teas, but now, it is becoming increasingly popular in restaurants and home kitchens.
Since the start of the century, tea has been a staple in the diet of many American adults.
People have been brewing and drinking green tea for centuries, and the tea industry has grown tremendously over the years.
Now, green tea enthusiasts across the country are getting ready to launch their own tea industry.
Hensley said she’s planning to brew some tea to use as part of her culinary classes.
She’s already planning to use a few different teas and hopes to start with a blend of teas from different regions.
There are about a dozen teas on the market, including an Americana, a traditional Japanese green tea, and a traditional English green tea.
While the concept may sound daunting, Hens, who is also the founder of the Tea Leaf Tea Association, said she is determined to make a living from the tea business.
As tea continues to become more popular in the United States, it’s become a lucrative business.
In 2011, the tea and food industries combined produced about $3.8 trillion in revenue, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
One of the most popular green tea brands in the U.S. is Red Robin Green Tea, which has sold for over $6 billion in the past 10 years.
Hens said she hopes to make enough money to buy a small home and make a business out of the tea, but she said she wants to be able to enjoy tea from a wide variety of teahs.
In order to get started, Heningley said, she’s looking to sell her tea for about $10,000.
When you buy a cup of tea, you get an experience that is really unique and special, and that’s what I’m looking to do,” she said.
If you want to learn more about how to make your own tea, visit the Green Tea Academy website at http://www.greenteach.com/.