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Phoenix Mountain Dancong – The Art of Tea Making

Phoenix Mountain Dancong – The Art of Tea Making

2020 is unquestionably the year of altered travel plans, rescheduling and cancellations. At Rishi Tea & Botanicals, we are fortunate to have amazing relationships with our tea farmers, which ensures we are able to access the same high quality and exceptional teas even during this chaotic time.

How to Brew Tea with a Gaiwan

How to Brew Tea with a Gaiwan

How to Brew Tea with a Gaiwan. The Gaiwan is a traditional Chinese tea brewing vessel comprised of three parts including the lid, bowl, and saucer.

What is Oolong Tea?

What is Oolong Tea?

Oolong Tea is the most artisanal style of tea that is highly sought-after by tea connoisseurs for its wonderfully complex…

What is Gongfu Cha?

What is Gongfu Cha?

Gongfu Cha (literally, “Kung Fu Tea”) is a traditional Chinese term that refers to two things: a special class of artisanal, handmade teas and a method of brewing teas of that caliber using particular vessels such as a gaiwan,

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, herbs, orchids, varieties of turmeric and ginger—you name it, she grows it.

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