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    Read the Tea Leaves and Brew Up a New Life at an $8.5M Tea Plantation on Kauai

    Steeped in gorgeous scenery, the dream life just might be—to borrow another pun—in the bag if you snap up this tea plantation for sale.

    Because whatever you’re doing at the moment isn’t as intriguing as harvesting tea leaves and cultivating your own tea brand, right? If you require any additional enticement, this dream life is located on the lush and verdant north shore of Kauai.

    On the market for $8,500,000 in the town of Kilauea, HI, Cloudwater Tea Farm was launched by a flight attendant (who studied abroad in Japan) and an architect, according to Fast Company.

    Health and wellness have long been connected with Hawaii’s tourism industry, and this tea farm hits the spot. It’s one of Kauai’s two tea plantations (the other is Kauai Farmacy).

    Former flight attendant Michelle Rose purchased the land and then planted Camellia sinensis (used to make tea leaves). Her partner in life and love, architect Parker Croft, designed the Zen-like, bungalow-style buildings dotting the property.

    The 20 acre-spread straddles two parcels and comes with 1,500 feet of “flowing waterways that wind in and out and all around the home.” The main residence comprises four structures under one roof, all connected by lanais.

    The offering includes two buildings, each with two bedrooms and baths; a two-story guesthouse; and plenty of outbuildings to store bulky items like kayaks, canoes, bicycles, and gardening equipment and tools.

    The “flowing waterways” that cut through the property mean there’s no need to head to the beach: Numerous private swimming holes are on site.

    Aerial view

    One of the homes on property


    View of property


    One of the baths


    One of the bedrooms

    Interior of one of the houses

    For a reduced price of $6,500,000—which is $2 million less than the asking price—one can purchase the home and 10 acres, but not the additional 10-acre lot. Finished in 2007, this property “can not be duplicated or built today,” the listing states.

    In addition to the tea gardens, 25 clumping varieties of bamboo also grow on the property.

    Mark Goodman of Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty is handling the listing.

    The post Read the Tea Leaves and Brew Up a New Life at an $8.5M Tea Plantation on Kauai appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights |®.

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