Current News

SOLD OUT!

2020-02-28T19:28:04+00:00 February 28th, 2020|

    In the past 30 years I have never  SOLD  OUT  of tea.  I made just under 200 pounds of tea this past year which is twice what I did the year before.  This past September I was sitting on 120 pounds and only having a tea party for guests once a week.  I thought [...]

Dead of Winter

2020-02-06T01:09:52+00:00 February 4th, 2020|

Yes, it is the "dead of winter" here even though it is 70 degrees outside.  We are not picking tea now but are involved in many tea field activities, almost every day.  It is like a Christmas tree farm that is active all year and not just at Christmas time. We are doing lots of [...]

Tea Maker visits Fairhope Farm

2019-10-07T00:55:26+00:00 October 7th, 2019|

Mr Weijin (Tom) He, pronounced Hay,  visited the Fairhope Tea Plantation for a couple days this week and helped make a batch of green tea.  Tom's family are tea makers along with several of his friends.  He has moved to the Washington DC area.  Donnie and Tom discussed intently the processes of making green tea.  [...]

Fairhope Tea is now in a Grocery Store!

2019-09-25T17:40:09+00:00 September 25th, 2019|

For the first time we are selling the Fairhope tea at a local grocery store: Fairhope Market.  We have not done this before even though we have been ask repeatedly to allow shops and stores to sell it.  Our driveway sells are going very nicely but our production is up so we just might see [...]

Great Black Tea

2019-09-09T23:06:54+00:00 September 9th, 2019|

We have been making some great black tea here at the Fairhope Tea Plantation this summer.  When the new growth comes on in the 90 degree heat it quickly waxes over into the most beautiful tea leaves that have a special, polished look.   The heavy leaf wax makes an especially good flavor.  This flavor [...]