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Tasting to Compare: Darjeeling 1st & 2nd Flush Teas

Tasting to Compare: Darjeeling 1st & 2nd Flush Teas

Darjeeling teas are renowned around the world for their magnificent aromatics, and this flight illustrates the nuance required from a master tea taster to experience the teas and speak in-depth about them.  To truly delve into the study of distinction in Darjeeling...

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Second to None: Darjeeling 2nd Flush Harvest

Second to None: Darjeeling 2nd Flush Harvest

In March and then again in June of 2019, our buyers embarked on the journey into the Golden Valley of famed Darjeeling teas with our partners at Chamong Tea Group.  There is a peak quality period of the Darjeeling 2nd Flush between the last few days of May into the...

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A Focused Look: Cultivars & Terroir in Taiwan

A Focused Look: Cultivars & Terroir in Taiwan

Rishi’s tea partners in Taiwan are amazing tea masters in Mingjian Village.  The matriarch is Mrs. Yan Ying Tsao and is a significant supplier for Rishi tea.  Mrs. Yan Ying Tsao has devoted her life to tea but is also a true naturalist in her farming of tea, fruits,...

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Makers Spotlight: Tsuji-san’s Matcha

Makers Spotlight: Tsuji-san’s Matcha

This Spring of 2019, Joshua visited the 5th generation tea master, Tsuji San, who is the recipient of many prestigious awards for his matcha.  He has even received an award from the Emperor of Japan for his unrivaled tencha tea-farming practices (the last time the...

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Majestic Himalaya Teas Pt.2: Innovations in Nepal

Majestic Himalaya Teas Pt.2: Innovations in Nepal

We begin our Himalaya travels in Darjeeling for the First Flush of teas with Joshua and crew to end this leg of the journey in Nepal.  The voyage never truly finishes, as Joshua will return to the Himalayas for the 2nd flush harvest.  Taking the drive from the Tumsong...

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Majestic Himalaya Teas Pt.1: the Magic of Darjeeling

Majestic Himalaya Teas Pt.1: the Magic of Darjeeling

We begin our Himalaya travels in Darjeeling for the First Flush of teas with Joshua and crew to end this leg of the journey in Nepal.  The voyage never truly finishes, as Joshua will return to the Himalayas for the 2nd flush harvest.  In March of 2019, our buyers...

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Mingqian Early Spring Harvest 2019

Mingqian Early Spring Harvest 2019

The 2019 Mingqian Spring Harvest teas of China are here! Spring is always an exciting time, as the earth moves from cold hibernation into energetic bursts of new life. The weather is growing warmer and nutrients are being replenished to the plants in the ground. With...

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