We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Onomea Tea Company

Features Animals
27-604 Alakahi Pl, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7718
+1 808-964-3283
Review Highlights
Good maintenance

The tea company is very well managed by the people there and a lot of varieties of tea are being... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Vadodara, India
via mobile
Most beautiful tea house in Hawaii

The views are amazing and the house is modern, and spectacular! Such amazing delicious teas, the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Andrea B
Calabasas, California
via mobile
Read all 39 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Onomea Tea Company is a tea estate, growing and processing organic tea grown in one of the most scenic places in Hawaii. Contact us by phone or email to make a reservation for one of our unique tour/tasting events. This 2 hour educational and enjoyable experience is available exclusively by reservation. See our web site for more information. Our farm is located near the Hawaii Botanical Gardens along the Onomea Scenic route on Hawaii Island but is not open for drop in traffic, please contact us at least 24 hours before you'd like a tour. Aloha!
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tea tasting” (15 reviews)
“black tea” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
27-604 Alakahi Pl, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7718
+1 808-964-3283
Write a ReviewReviews (39)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The tea company is very well managed by the people there and a lot of varieties of tea are being grown here.

1  Thank jainishaaa
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The views are amazing and the house is modern, and spectacular! Such amazing delicious teas, the owners are incredibly Knowledgeable about each type of tea, you sample. Who needs a wine tasting when there is the Onomea Tea Company!

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This tour was, by far, the best experience of our Hawaii trip. Either you are a tea connoisseur, or you are just looking for something different to do on your trip, beside the usual touristic sites, Onomea Tea Company is a place you will not...More

1  Thank Oana N
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I have lived on this island for 4 years and only learned last weekend of the Onomea Tea Company. 4 of us went this afternoon and have a wonderful (!) time learning about tea, how it is processed, the various forms that teas can take...More

2  Thank Globaljoan
Rob N, Owner at Onomea Tea Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Mahalo for taking time to review your tour/tasting. Great having you all! Rob

Reviewed 25 January 2017

I learned about the Onomea Tea Company while searching on Trip Advisor for things to do on Hawaii Island. The tour and tea tasting made for a remarkable, memorable experience. There were four of us for the very interesting and informative tour led by Rob,...More

1  Thank Bijou-G
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This tour and tasting is enjoyable regardless of your familiarity with tea. We had very little knowledge going in, and learned so much. The other couple on our tour was very familiar with tea and said it was the best tea experience they had ever...More

1  Thank Cailey A
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The 4 of us vacationing together were the only guests for tea, but Rob and Mike took no shortcuts! Rob was our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and tutor about growing and processing tea. Mike was the tea master, explaining everything as he brewed 4...More

2  Thank Susan9092015
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The tour was a great introduction to gongfu-style tea tasting and sustainable, organic tea production. Rob and Mike are very knowledgeable and gracious hosts. The tea plants and their culture was very interesting to a couple of former UC Davis Aggies. Lovely setting overlooking Onomea...More

1  Thank Nas05
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

My sister and I were visiting Hawaii and we're looking for something special to visit. We both love tea and found this written up in a travel magazine. Finding it was a little bit of a challenge but texting and emails were answered quickly. It...More

2  Thank Judith P
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I took a group of five (including myself) to visit the Onomea Tea Plantation during a week trip to the big island. One person was a tea enthusiast, one didn't like tea at all, but everyone said afterwards how great the time spent there was....More

2  Thank Heinschr
Rob N, Owner at Onomea Tea Company, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thank you very much for taking time to review our tour. I enjoyed meeting you all and hope your experience at Onomea Tea will be remembered each time you have tea in the future. Aloha nui.

Nearby HotelsSee all 47 hotels in Island of Hawaii
The Palms Cliff House Inn
241 reviews
7.58 km away
Dolphin Bay
682 reviews
8.53 km away
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton
768 reviews
8.98 km away
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
1,920 reviews
9.08 km away
Nearby Restaurants
What's Shakin'
569 reviews
2.07 km away
Mr. Ed's Bakery
214 reviews
7.39 km away
Low Store
101 reviews
2.81 km away
Hilo Sharks Coffee
30 reviews
7.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
1,533 reviews
.79 km away
Hawaii Volcano Tours
11 reviews
4.80 km away
Skyline Eco Adventures - Akaka Falls
1,032 reviews
7.68 km away
Hawaii Plantation Museum
36 reviews
2.49 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
6 April 2015|
Response from Rob N | Property representative |
Hi Delphine, Yes advance reservations are needed to schedule a tea tour. We require some preparation time and we do all our tours/tastings based upon the availability of our visitors. The cost is $30 per person. The... More