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Bright & Citrusy Teas

Dried fruits have been used in tea for centuries. From the well loved scent of Bergamot in Earl Grey Tea to the berries and citrus fruits used in other blends, fruit is a popular ingredient used in many teas.




What Rishi Tea Drinkers
Are Saying

"This is by far the best Earl Grey tea I have had. I drink a lot of tea and only drink Rishi Earl Grey. You will love the flavor. "


Earl Grey Supreme

Rich | Citrusy | Floral

"I don't believe there is a better green tea you can get in a bag. The evidence is in the bright, even, grassy green color this tea makes."


Matcha Super Green

Sweet | Smooth | Umami

"I love this tea - the richness of it is amazing, and it relaxes me with the ginger and turmeric. Such a winner :)"


Turmeric Ginger

Spicy | Zesty | Fragrant

"This tea is absolutely amazing! I feel immediate uplifting effects after consuming. Rishi has the best quality tea that I have found on any shelf thus far."


Blueberry Hibiscus

Vibrant | Tart | Luscious

"This is seriously the BEST chai concentrate out there. It's incredible and has such a great spice. I'll never go back to another brand."


Masala Chai Concentrate

Spicy | Rich | Fragrant

"This is my first tasting of oolong tea and I'm in love! It's flavor is delicate yet robust and floral. Absolutely delicious, my new favorite tea."


Iron Goddess of Mercy

Roasty | Dried Fruit | Smooth

"Delicious and satisfying. It's delicate enough to drink without doctoring but also bold enough to hold up to cream and honey. An absolute delight."


Golden Yunnan

Malty | Jammy | Mellow

Citrusy Teas with Bright Notes

From light and airy lavender notes to rich and vibrant bergamot aromas, these teas are sure to delight the senses and the palate. Fruits, herbs and essential oils have been blended into teas for centuries, offering unique and complex tastes to the traditional base flavors of many teas. This collection of tea is ideal for those who like a slight sweetness to their brew, as well as those who enjoy the tart or tangy flavors from citrus peels or other botanical blends. 

How to Brew Bright Teas

In general, these teas will express themselves best when brewed delicately, allowing the volatile herbal and citrus flavors of the tea to shine. More hearty and resilient blends — such as the black tea or Pu’er selections — can easily handle more vigorous brews. We suggest brewing 2 tablespoons of loose leaf tea (or one tea sachet) per 8 ounces of hot water for 2 to 5 minutes.


Some of these options do have dried fruit in their blend, but not all. Options like the Citrus Peel Pu’er will have dried fruit added to the blend, some are scented with pure essential oils, while our other options have innate citrus notes from the tea leaves.

These teas have a wide range of caffeine, from caffeine-free botanicals to high-caffeine black teas. Individual caffeine contents will be listed on the product page.

In this context, the term “bright” refers to sharp, acidic, and slightly sweet flavors. Brightness is often associated with citrus flavors like orange and bergamot, or aromatics like lemongrass.

If stored properly away from moisture and heat, teas do not technically spoil. Aside from specially aged varieties (like Pu’er), teas will begin to lessen in flavor and quality after 6 months to a year, depending on the tea. All products are marked with Best By dates on the package as guidance.

Start Your Morning Bright

Whether your goal is caffeine or flavor, Rishi Tea & Botanicals has a wide variety of tea options to serve your needs. From rich and punchy high-caffeine options for the morning, to caffeine-free botanicals for the evening, we dedicate ourselves to providing the highest quality experience you can get in tea. Browse our tea store to find a new favorite!