Tea Menu

Rishi Tea

Black Teas

CHINA BREAKFAST
ORGANIC FAIR TRADE


Our breakfast tea of choice has a robust and flavorful taste profile that is rich and malty with subtle notes of chocolate. China Breakfast is a pure Dian Hong style black tea harvested from Yunnan’s antique tea trees.

MASALA CHAI
ORGANIC FAIR TRADE


A robust & full-flavored black tea blended with our traditional Indian Masala spices. The bold flavor of our select shade-grown black tea presents full notes of cardamom, ginger & clove that is zesty & stimulating.

CHOCOLATE CHAI

An enticing, chocolatey blend combining strong black tea, dark cocoa shells and nibs with creamy coconut and sarsaparilla for a rich, decadent cup. Designed to be infused straight like tea, or add milk and brew like traditional chai.

EARL GREY

A British tea classic, Earl Grey is the most widely enjoyed black tea blend in the world. Earl Grey dates back to the nineteenth century tea trade when Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, was presented with a gift of Taitaicha—tea scented with citrus blossoms—during his travels in Canton. After Grey returned home, his namesake tea became wildly popular when the tea salons of Europe infused black teas with the essence of the bergamot citrus fruit that grows in Reggio Di’ Calabria, Italy. Our organic Earl Grey combines robust and fruity Thai black tea with mellow, caramel sweet Yunnan Dian Hong. This original blend perfectly complements the floral high notes of geranium and rose found in our first-pressing bergamot essential oil.

Green Teas

JASMINE GREEN
ORGANIC FAIR TRADE


Organic green tea is blended with fresh jasmine blossoms by a traditional tea scenting process. The green tea absorbs the natural essence from fresh jasmine blossoms and imparts a sweet and soothing fragrance in every cup.

JADE CLOUD

Jade Cloud is a lively green tea that we created over a decade ago in collaboration with artisans at the Xuan En Organic Yisheng Tea Cooperative in the remote mountains of Hubei province. Three different styles of green tea (steamed, oven-baked and roasted) are combined to make a deliciously smooth everyday green tea inspired by the classic Chinese green tea known as Wulu. Jade Cloud is grown from hardy tea cultivars like Long Jing #43 and Hubei E-Cha #10, and is harvested entirely by hand from the middle to the end of April according to “two leaves and a bud” plucking standard. Savory notes from steamed tea leaves are expertly balanced with the toasted chestnut flavor and flowery aromas of baked and roasted lots.

Founded in 2005, the Cooperative represents over 2,000 families that have benefitted from Fair Trade social premium funds. These funds have provided for investment in rural infrastructure, a new regional hospital, and grants for hundreds of impoverished farming children to attend primary school. Your purchase of this Fair Trade tea supports the preservation of centuries-old green tea culture by allowing traditional farming families to participate in a globalized tea economy while earning a sustainable living wage.

A lively, delicious everyday green tea nurtured by the clouds and cool mist of early spring.

SENCHA

Sencha is the traditional, daily steamed green tea of Japan. Our Sencha is made from prized tea bush cultivars including Sae Midori and Okumidori, and is a blend of the first and second flush harvests from organic farms on Kyushu island in southern Japan. Kyushu’s mineral rich volcanic soil, coupled with skillful organic soil management, creates a sweet and full-bodied green tea flavor. This chumushi sencha yields a slightly opaque, bold green infusion with deep umami and juicy mouthfeel.

White Tea

PEACH BLOSSOM
ORGANIC FAIR TRADE


White teas hand blended with the natural essences of succulent peaches and tangerines. The flavor of sweet peaches is well balanced with accents of fresh citrus and white tea character.

Oolong Tea

IRON GODDESS OF MERCY

Our Iron Goddess of Mercy is hand-crafted twice each year, in spring and winter, by a fourth generation artisan oolong teamaker in Mingjian Village in Taiwan’s central Nantou county. Our Iron Goddess of Mercy is made from Wuyi and Qingxin oolong tea cultivars and is crafted in the traditional style, with medium oxidation and moderate roasting through a controlled baking by electric brazier. This carefully managed process creates a smooth palate that exudes aromas of roasted buckwheat with a subtle note of dried apricot. Also known by the name Tie Guanyin, Iron Goddess of Mercy is said to have been discovered by an elder farmer named Wei who lived in Anxi county, Fujian province. Wei was a poor, but pious man who hiked the long trail to tidy up the dilapidated village temple every week. The merciful bodhisattva Guanyin visited Wei in his dream, telling him to check behind the temple for a gift in honor of his dedication. Wei awoke the next day and hiked to the temple, finding a tea tree growing behind. He cultivated the tea plant and found it made a most fragrant infusion. He shared the seeds with his friends and to this day, the Tie Guanyin cultivar is said to have derived from this legendary lineage.

Pu-erh Tea

PU-ERH GINGER
ORGANIC FAIR TRADE


According to traditional Chinese Medicine, Pu-erh tea has a warm and energizing property. It is known to dispel grease and toxins from a diet rich in meat and cholesterol. Our blend of Organic Ginger and Organic Pu-erh was inspired by an ancient herbal formula used as a “beauty aid” and “slimming tea” in Asia. The zesty notes of orange and ginger complement the rich, smooth flavors of Pu-erh.

Botanical Teas

PEPPERMINT ROOIBOS
ORGANIC FAIR TRADE


Peppermint Rooibos has a deep red infusion with a fresh minty flavor and aroma. It’s great hot or iced with a wedge of lemon or lime. Unlike other teas, Rooibos is devoid of bitterness and naturally sweet without sugar.

CINNAMON PLUM
ORGANIC FAIR TRADE


This 2009 World Tea Champion is rich with currants, succulent hibiscus, hints of plum and accented with notes of cinnamon and naturally sweet licorice root. Warm and soothing, Organic Cinnamon Plum is deliciously fruity and full-bodied with a deep red infusion.

WEST CAPE CHAI

Rich red rooibos, along with sweet cinnamon and aromatic cardamom, impart a familiar taste to this caffeine free chai blend. Enlivening star anise mixes with assertive ginger, floral and pungent black pepper and the roasted coffee-like character of ramón nut to produce a truly original anytime chai. With its dark red infusion, West Cape Chai is the perfect base for lattes and innovative café drinks.

TURMERIC GINGER

The awesome, centering energy of golden turmeric root is enhanced by strengthening licorice root and zesty ginger in this Ayurveda inspired blend. Fragrant lemongrass and citrus peels create a lemon drop candy sweetness that balances the pungency of the roots. The combination of turmeric, ginger, lemon and honey is an ancient herbal recipe for longevity, stamina and balance.

CHAMOMILE MEDLEY

Our signature chamomile blend highlights golden Croatian chamomile blossoms, which are masterfully paired with soothing herbal counterpoints of lemon verbena, lemongrass, and spearmint. Striking the perfect balance of savory and floral, Chamomile Medley is a delightful way to relax and refresh the palate at the end of a meal.

YERBA MATE

Yerba Mate is an uplifting and energizing herb that is indigenous to the Amazon and is wildly popular throughout parts of South America for its robust flavor. Often thought of as the “tea” of Latin America, yerba mate is one of just four botanicals in the Americas to contain caffeine. It has a bittersweet, earthy and mineral flavor with nuances of olive leaf and eucalyptus. Traditional roasting and aging of yerba mate creates a pleasant, toasted aroma and ranging complexity.

OMIJA BERRY BLUSH

Omija Berry Blush is a gorgeous blend highlighting the remarkable Omija berry. Omija Berry Blush combines Omija with complementary botanicals to make a refreshingly tart, sweet, and unforgettably fragrant beauty blend. The lovely collection of pink, purple, blue, and scarlet herbs release an inviting blush of rosé color when infused. Accents of lavender, strawberry, and Chilean rosehips lend aromatic complexity that ties together in a deeply refreshing and balanced finish. Naturally caffeine free, Omija Berry Blush can be enjoyed at any time of day.

Tima Tea (3 Mountains)

3 Mountains Tea is sourced dirctly from Rwanda to Asheville. All of the tea is pesticide-free, certified Fair Trade, and Rainforest Alliance. In partnership with the Asheville based nonprofit Africa Healing Exchange, 3 Mountains work to help end the cycle of generational trauma and offer workshops to build resilience in Western North Carolina and in East Africa. Nourish & Flourish is a proud sponser of AHE.

RWANDAN SILVER NEEDLE TEA

The delicate needles are sourced from the youngest part of the camellia sinensis plant. The buds are hand-picked, gently steamed and air-dried. High in antioxidants and lighter in caffeine. Crisp and cooling, with hints of jasmine.

RWANDAN GREEN TEA

This award-winning tea is hand-harvested and steamed with no oxidation, creating a fresh, smooth tea with mild astringency and powerful antioxidants. Hints of peach and a unique earthy flavor.

RWANDAN WHITE TIP TEA

White tea is the lightest in flavor and color of all four types of tea from the camellia sinensis plant. The leaves are band-picked only in the morning when the buds are open, then lightly oxidized and carefully sun-dried. This process allows for the highest count of antioxidants with the least amount of machine processing. It offers an earthy and fresh flavor, with floral notes. Low caffeine.

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