Jade Cloud Travelogue: Origin & Hands-on Sourcing

Jade Cloud Travelogue: Origin & Hands-on Sourcing

Organic Fair Trade Jade Cloud is Rishi’s most popular green tea from China, and we’ve specialized in this style of tea since 1998. Originally, we partnered with organic farms in the Jin Hua County of Zhejiang Province to make this tea.
Fujian Mingqian White Tea Harvest

Fujian Mingqian White Tea Harvest

We source many of Rishi’s reserve-quality 1st Flush white teas from this garden in Fuding, the traditional origin of white tea in China’s coastal Fujian province. White tea represents tea in perhaps its simplest, most noble form. Tender buds and sprouts are plucked in early spring, then simply withered and dried to preserve and celebrate their exquisite character and delicately sweet flavor.
Hubei Xuan En Green Tea Co-op

Hubei Xuan En Green Tea Co-op

Since 2004, Rishi Tea has been working with artisan tea farmers in Xuan En county of Hubei province in central China to produce some of the most pure green teas we’ve ever tasted.
Rishi Tea and Botanicals Garden Direct White Tea Fuding Silver Needles

Global Tea Harvest Timeline

The exact date a tea harvest begins depends on location, and how spring develops. Like any plant emerging from the grips of winter the intersection of daylight hours, rain and heat will determine when growth begins in the tea plant.
Second to None: Darjeeling 2nd Flush Harvest

Second to None: Darjeeling 2nd Flush Harvest

In March and then again in June, our buyers embark on the journey into the Golden Valley of famed Darjeeling teas with our partners at Chamong Tea Group. 
Majestic Himalayan Teas Pt.2: Innovations in Nepal

Majestic Himalayan Teas Pt.2: Innovations in Nepal

The drive from the Tumsong Estate in Darjeeling, India through the Nepali border to Jun Chiyabari, looks like a quick 7-hour trip on a map...
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 tea farming. Rishi has partnered with the Nishi family since 2005. 
Majestic Himalaya Teas Pt.1: the Magic of Darjeeling

Majestic Himalaya Teas Pt.1: the Magic of Darjeeling

In March of 2019, our buyers embarked on the journey into the Golden Valley of famed Darjeeling teas with our partners at Chamong Tea Group.
Schisandra Berry - A Traditional Adaptogen with a Modern Twist 

Schisandra Berry - A Traditional Adaptogen with a Modern Twist 

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Sourcing Vanilla - Rishi's Origin Story to San Luis Potosi

In 2018, the Rishi team had the opportunity to visit our vanilla farming partners in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, located 415 kilometers slightly northwest from Mexico City. The team visited both during the pollination and the harvest and processing seasons. During these visits, our team learned the nuances of hand-pollination and the extremely involved drying process of this incredible spice.
Joshua Kaiser with Tea Pickers

20 Years of Rishi

We are celebrating 20 years in business and I want to personally extend my sincere gratitude for your role in our story...
Riff Mountains, Morocco

Riff Mountains, Morocco

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