Rishi Tea Ancient Tea Flower

According to Rishi, tea tree flowers are hand-harvested from the same antique tea trees that provide our Ancient Tree Pu-erh, Green, White and Black Teas. The Tea Flowers are hand-harvested in limited quantities during autumn and winter. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for five minutes. The leaves were varying shades of brown and had a definite potpourri look to them. The liquor was a pale gold color.

Surprisingly this tea was not very floral but tasted vaguely like honey. The flavor was a bit one dimensional and there was a bit of mustiness but overall it was an enjoyable sip and something a bit different from the norm. Rishi categorizes this tea as a puerh which leads me to believe that it is fermented in some way. I do wish they had included some details on how it is processed. I would definitely recommend this tea.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.