Tea ceremony will benefit American Cancer Society

The Maui Lavender Farm in Kula will be the site of a tea ceremony fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society’s HopeFest Maui at 10 a.m. Friday. The event is being presented by Lena Morita, Sarah Shim and Ellie Ventula-Honda.

Julie Chin Shiotsugu, a Chinese calligrapher from Hong Kong, will create a Fai Chun good luck banner. Participants will enjoy a tea ceremony, light lunch and Chinese dessert. Tickets are $35.

The Maui Lavender Farm was started in 1997 by proprietor Cathy Goo Toda.

The farm is located approximately at the 4,200-foot elevation level. The farm currently has six tea varieties including Yabukita, Yukata, Midori, Benikaori Bohea, and Assamica. After years of growing lavender, Goo Toda decided to expand the farm and grow trials of olive, coffee and tea.

“The Maui Lavender Farm is committed in giving back to the community. This year we have chosen the American Cancer Society HopeFest Maui to be the recipient of a donation from this event because of the important work they do here on Maui and throughout the state,” said Goo Toda.

The farm is located at 18303 Haleakala Highway. For more information and to make reservations, call (808) 250-2284.

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