Rishi Tea offers the highest quality organic and Fair Trade Certified loose leaf teas, fresh each season and direct from tea gardens around the world. They travel thousands of miles each year to work hands-on with skilled artisans whose families have been making traditional teas and herbs for generations. Their direct relationships allow them to produce rare and exclusive teas that offer an unmatched level of freshness. Being at origin to maintain these relationships is their way of ensuring the quality and authenticity of their teas and herbs.
Their trade, travels, and study are devoted to expanding the understanding of loose leaf tea and setting the standard for quality. We welcome you to try Rishi’s teas and to consider them as your direct link to the tea growers, landscapes, and cultures that they have created lasting partnerships with.
Black tea originated in China hundreds of years ago and has since spread throughout the world's major teag rowing regions including India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Latin America, and elsewhere. It is the most commonly consumed category of tea in the world...
"Black Tea," as it's called in the West, is known as "Hong Cha" or "Red Tea" in Asia, due to its dark reddish infusion color and dark colored dried tea leaves covered with reddish-orange pekoe. Unlike green tea processing, which attempts to preserve the green color of fresh tea leaves, black tea processing encourages fresh tea leaves to oxidize and change color from green to coppery red. This change in leaf color during processing is referred to as oxidation. AClassic black teas offer a timeless taste of tea's rich history and express a distinct sense of place, determined not only by geography and climate, but also by culture and tradition.
China Breakfast is a pure Dian Hong style black tea harvested from Yunnan's antique tea trees.
Tasting Notes: A full-bodied and smooth breakfast blend with hints of sweet caramel and spice
Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ black tea.
Earl Grey is a British tea classic and the most popular tea of the Western World. This citrus-scented tea blend dates back to the 19th Century Sino-British trade of opium, tea, silk and porcelain. Our Organic Earl Grey blends bold-flavored Yunnan Dian Hong harvested from antique tea trees with natural Bergamot citrus from Southern Italy.
Tasting Notes: Smooth and lively with the unique citrusy, floral aroma of bergamot oranges
Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ black tea, essential bergamot oil.
Predominantly produced throughout China, Japan, Korea and SE Asia during a spring growing season that runs from March through May. Rapidly becoming a popular class of teas around the world, green teas are noted for their fresh flavor and green character...
Artisans use various methods of firing the freshly harvested tea leaves to prevent the natural oxidation process and preserve the fresh green aspect of the leaf. Green teas are the least oxidized of all the types of tea and are categorized by the firing method and craftsmanship style: steamed, pan-fired, oven-baked, half-roasted half-baked, new technology hot-air roasting, and sun-drying. When tasting the various types of green teas, nuances of the region, the season of harvest, the leaf style and the plucking standard become apparent.
A truly premium jasmine pearl, made with tender spring-harvested green tea buds, hand-rolled and infused deeply with fresh jasmine flowers harvested at their peak aroma. Jasmine blossoms open during the evening, and are layered amongst tea leaves to impart their delicate fragrance.
Tasting Notes: Tender tea leaves, hand-rolled and deeply infused with the sweet aroma of jasmine blossoms
Ingredients: Organic green tea with jasmine.
This bright, fresh green tea is grown in a pristine high-mountain climate in Hubei. Here we work with tea artisans at the Xuan En Yisheng Tea Co-op to cultivate organic teas. Spring harvests are crafted by pan-firing, oven-baking, and hot-air roasting into a lively, savory tea inspired by the classical Chinese green tea known as Wulu, or "Jade Cloud."
Tasting Notes: A lively, delicious everyday green tea nurtured by the clouds and cool mist of early spring
Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ green tea.
The oolong tea process was developed in the Fujian Province of southeastern China, within the Wuyi Mountains. It was originally called Qing Cha (bluegreen tea) and later was dubbed Oolong Cha ("black dragon tea," also spelled Wulong Cha) by the 18th Century Qing Dynasty Emperor, Qianlong. Since then the world of oolong tea has expanded but the main production zones of oolong today consist of Fujian, Guangdong, and Taiwan.
The intention of the oolong maker is to partially oxidize the leaf, utilizing special withering, bruising, rolling, oxidation and repeated roasting techniques to fix the aroma and color of oolong. The result is a tea that on the scale of leaf oxidation and infusion color is somewhere between green and black tea.
Creamy, smooth coconut perfectly blended with a floral Bao Zhong oolong with subtle notes of lilac.
Ingredients: Oolong tea, artificial coconut flavor.
Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis), meaning "Red Bush" in the Afrikaans language, is indigenous to South Africa's Western Cape where it was originally consumed by the Khoisan nomadic ethnic groups. Today, rooibos is cultivated near the Cederberg Mountain area within the wider Cape Floristic Region, a biodiversity hotspot home to a natural shrubland, or "fynbos," ecosystem.
Blueberry Rooibus (Caffeine Free)
This fruity, succulent blend makes a bright crimson infusion highlighting the tart flavor of hibiscus flowers in harmony with the floral aroma and sweet-sour hints of wild schizandra berry.
Tasting Notes: A succulent rooibos blend with sweet blueberries and revitalizing schizandra berries
Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ rooibos, organic blueberries, organic schizandra berries, organic and Fair Trade Certified™ hibiscus flowers, natural blueberry and strawberry flavors.
Peppermint Rooibus (Caffeine Free)
The smooth palate of African rooibos accentuates the fresh minty flavor, candy cane-like sweetness and finer aromatic points of American peppermint.
Tasting Notes: Sweet, soothing rooibos, complemented by refreshing, aromatic peppermint
Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ rooibos, organic peppermint, essential bergamot oil.
Hibiscus Rooibus (Caffeine Free)
Hibiscus Rooibos has a robust, fruity infusion with vivid Caribbean flavors complementing the naturally sweet finish of African rooibos.
Tasting Notes: A rejuvenating and tropical rooibos blend with tart hibiscus and zesty lemongrass
Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ rooibos, organic and Fair Trade Certified™ hibiscus flowers, organic sarsaparilla root, organic lemongrass, organic rosehips, organic licorice root, natural passion fruit flavor, essential orange oil, organic orange peel, natural pineapple and mango flavors.