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Loose Leaf Teas

Organic, direct-trade loose leaf tea sourced fresh each season from tea gardens around the world.



What is Garden
Direct Tea?

Garden Direct is a carefully curated selection of single-origin teas sourced from the most esteemed growers. They are packaged freshly made at origin and air freighted to us immediately so we can celebrate and share these most cherished teas during the primer producing seasons. Each tea tells a story and invites you to share in our Garden Direct connections.

Refresh With

Summer Flavors

As the temperature rises, cool down without compromising on flavor. Made in a few simple steps, any of our 200+ loose leaf teas and powders can be made into refreshing and colorful beverages, whether you want to enjoy the subtle sweetness of a Japanese green or the unctuous berry notes of one of our Patagonian blends.


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

Buy Organic Loose Leaf Tea Blends and Selections

From black teas to botanical herbal blends, Rishi Tea has a wide variety of excellent options to suit your tea preferences, whether you’re new to teas or a long-time drinker. We offer delicious single-origin teas and botanicals, sourced from all over the world. With over 25 years in the tea industry, we carefully blend our products in-house to highlight the best qualities of the organic loose leaf teas we source. Whether you’re at the beginning of your tea journey or are looking for distinctive varieties, you came to the right place.

How to Brew Loose Leaf Teas

To brew the perfect cup of tea, we recommend you steep 1-1.5 tablespoons of tea in 12 ounces of hot water. The recommended water temperature for your tea depends on the type of tea you’re brewing. Based on how you brew your tea — such as with a sachet, in a teapot, or an infuser — you may find different flavors and aromas appearing more strongly in your brew.


The caffeine content in our teas vary greatly based on the type of loose leaf tea you buy. Black and Pu’er teas often have high amounts of caffeine, comparable to a cup of coffee, while green teas have a middling amount. White teas have lower caffeine levels, and herbal teas are generally considered to be caffeine free. You can find the exact caffeine content on each tea’s product page.

We go further than that. Rishi Tea deeply values the farmers and communities we procure our teas from, and we strive to ensure equity and fairness in our sourcing process. That’s why we go even further than Fair Trade standards, and work with our farmers through Direct Trade. Our Direct Trade process ensures long-term, committed, and uplifting partnerships between us and our farmers.

Yes! 95% of the teas we offer are Certified USDA Organic, ensuring the enjoyment of the highest quality, cleanest brew possible. While not all of our teas are certified organic, we have ensured the highest quality of farming practices in each of the gardens we directly source from. 

Our loose leaf teas are best enjoyed within 2 months of opening. If stored properly in an air-tight container, our teas will never “expire,” but they will begin to lose complexity and aroma. Some particular teas in our selection, such as Pu’er or aged white teas, actually get better as they age.

Discover Our Tea Sachets

Want to enjoy our premium teas on the go or as an easy-to-brew option at the office? Explore our selection of tea sachets, offering many of our loose tea options in pre-portioned, compostable bags. Whether you’re brewing it in a teapot or a to-go cup, our sachets provide the same flavor depth and boldness you want, in a quick and simple brewing format.