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.
Origins of Tea
As practitioners of direct trade we take pride in the personal relationships we have built with tea and botanical growers around the world. Our team of buyers travels extensively each year in order to select the very best micro-lots of tea and botanicals. Our hands-on approach allows us to verify how our organic teas are grown and offers complete traceability back to the source.
Gyokuro: a Flight and Study of TerroirGyokuro (“jade dew”) is a prestigious and rare...
We are proud to announce an exclusive partnership with “Dr. Turmeric” artisan foods from Taiwan. The “Dr. Turmeric” line ranges from turmeric noodles, sauces, condiments and cold-pressed oolong tea seed oil. It also features several different varietals of turmeric, ginger and galangal root powders.
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.
With the change in season, we see the first crops of teas being introduced into the market. One can imagine the anticipation to the release of Beaujolais Nouveau, or other sought-after wines, and correlate the same excitement for celebrated seasons within the annual calendar of the global tea harvests.
We source two main components of many blends from the Chilean Patagonia territory: Murta and Maqui Berries. We work with collectors, who in turn work with regional landowners to pinpoint where these fruits are growing.
In March and then again in June of 2019, our buyers embarked on the journey into the...
Rishi’s tea partners in Taiwan are amazing tea masters in Mingjian Village. The...
This Spring of 2019, Joshua visited the 5th generation tea master, Tsuji San, who is the...
EXPLORE OUR GARDEN DIRECT TEA
Rishi Tea & Botanicals travels extensively each year, following the peak harvest to select the very best micro-lots just days after production. This practices allows us to offer unique and delicious teas that capture the essence of their origin and are not available anywhere else in North America.