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Tea Travel Journal - Rishi

As practitioners of direct trade we take pride in the personal relationships we have built with tea and herb growers around the world.  Our team of buyers travels extensively each year as they follow the peak harvest around the globe 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 on each lot, back to its source.

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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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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Makers Spotlight: The Nishi Family

Makers Spotlight: The Nishi Family

The Nishi family is celebrated throughout Japan for their exquisite quality teas and recognized for their dedication to organic cultivation techniques and masterful cultivar selection. Rishi has partnered with the Nishi family for 15 years of sustainable tea farming...

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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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