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Cha Qi / Tea Drunk

Cha Qi / Tea Drunk

Qi in the Chinese language represents the lifeforce energy or the breath of life. Cha Qi is an elusive term with a slightly intangible definition. The literal translation is “tea energy”.

Tokoname Clay

Tokoname Clay

Tokoname was the location of one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan and is also famed for Buddhist and Shinto shrine statue artisans. Tokoname is often considered to be the sister city of Yixing.

Grafting: A History & Comparison

Grafting: A History & Comparison

Often, we draw comparisons between the worlds of tea and wine. From the similarities in wine varietals and tea cultivars, to tradition in preparation and processing, we find even more parallels in utilizing root stock to create heartier, healthier and more nuanced offerings from wine to tea. Though the idea of grafting is perhaps more spoken about in wine or other horticulture applications, in tea, we can utilize grafts to produce higher performing gardens.

What is Tea? – Origins and Categorization of Camellia Sinensis

What is Tea? – Origins and Categorization of Camellia Sinensis

All true tea is made with leaves harvested from a single plant species called Camellia Sinensis. The tea plant is an evergreen tree native to the part of Southeast Asia where China’s Yunnan Province meets India’s Nagaland region and the northern areas of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

How to Use Powders

How to Use Powders

As part of our stance as Selector – Importer – Maker, Rishi sought to create a product that exemplified our devotion to creating delicious beverages that are readily accessible in any kitchen or café. Rishi has selected fruits and herbs with unique flavors and origins that are celebrated in cultures where food is considered medicine.

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