May 25th, 2013 / posted by paularath

My dear friend Jeannine de Roode, who owns Altitude, one of my favorite boutiques in Makawao, Maui, is helping her son and daughter in law launch a new tea business. They are coming down to the wire for their Indigogo fund raising efforts. If you are a tea lover, please consider supporting them and raising the bar on tea in Hawaii.

Here’s what they sent out to family and friends:


Aloha friends, family, and infusion-lovers!
Thanks to YOU, our certified organic and fair trade tea company, PONOinfusions, reached 35% of our Indiegogo crowdfunding goal! With 10 days left to go in our campaign, we so appreciate your ongoing support, and your continuing to share our crowdfunding campaign via word-of-mouth, e-mail, and social media on Facebook and Twitter.  Our campaign ends June 2!
Our PONOinfusions Indiegogo video and campaign page and can be viewed at: past week, Alex and I sent our 2,500 units of packaging to print, and we ordered all of our ingredients to be blended and packaged. This initial round of inventory for our Ahupua’a Line should be ready for store shelves by July… this is a very exciting time for PONO!With much aloha from our ohana to yours,

Alex and Andrea de Roode


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