At age seven, her mom worked at a resort serving afternoon tea overlooking the infamous Hanalei bay. Jamie was instantly captivated by the glamorous, inspirational, ways of tea.
After high school, she set off to study Culinary Arts and International Business in Santa Barbara, California, where she went on to work as a pastry cook, and eventually became a pastry Chef. Next, she moved to San Francisco- a young island girl living the big city dream. Her morning routine consisted of fresh organic fruit from the farmers market, a health drink, and out the door with at least two big mugs of tea for the two hour commute ahead. She loved her tea, but it took too long to brew- and everyone else was drinking chemical treated tea dust mechanically filled into bleached nylon and plastic tea bags. Not good. Not healthy.
She, however, was drinking something fabulous. On the bus, in the office, on airplanes, taxis… Everywhere, but, it wasn’t easy- packing the tea, straining equipment, dumping the tea leaves (that are great to re-brew), usually spilling and burning herself, cleaning, drying, re-storing. Her most precious luxury was turning into a complete nightmare. She searched for a simple solution- nowhere to be found.
Inspiration sparked from her early childhood. A vision of tea: synonymous with integrity, strength, and purity- unique and easy to brew at home and abroad, with benefits that continue to inspire even after your cup of tea is long gone. She said yes to tea inspiration, quit her job in San Francisco, and moved home to Hawaii to rebuild the ultimate expression of tea. HOBBS TEA was born.
Her philosophy is simple: Unite the unprecedented quality and unparalleled benefits of organic, handcrafted, whole leaves, with the ease of bleach and nylon free bags.
A rare and stunning combination… Today, each small batch is lovingly handcrafted on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, with the finest, luxurious, sustainable, ecologically sound artisan teas grown around the world by people who are taking care of the land for future generations. With more than twice the tea of others, a single HOBBS TEA bag will easily re-brew 2-7 cups of tea- anytime, anywhere. Unlike most, each tea bag is filled by hand to maintain the unique health benefits, delicate flavor, and overall integrity of the most high quality tea.
Its name stems back nearly twenty years ago, in the resort where her mom worked, while Jamie was enjoying her pot of tea, she was overheard introducing herself as "Jamie Paulette Chambers HOBBS".
HOBBS TEA is the most pure, beneficial, and effortless tea experience possible. The perfect antidote to stress, travel, and your busy schedule. It will change the way you drink tea forever and is the health and wellness essential you absolutely cannot live without.
We are honored to offer you the worlds most luxurious tea. Welcome to your new favorite part of the day.
A note to you from Jamie:
For the least ten years I have searched the globe for the most unique, rare, and finest artisan organic whole leaf teas in hopes of making them easy for you to enjoy- easily, anytime, anywhere. No strainer needed, simply the best whole leaf tea on-the-go.
It is my honor to share the worlds most luxurious tea with you and your family.