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    Rishi Tea Organic White Peony

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: mixed, lots of downy buds Ingredients: white tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: Tavalon Gravity Pot Liquor: deep gold This was one of the highest quality white peonies that I have ever had and the best part is that it came off of the sale rack at Whole Foods! I grabbed a tin to keep in my work stash but I quickly realized that it was much too nice to waste on hasty office prepping. I think the secret was the high percentage of buds compared to most other renditions of this tea. It was complex with layered notes of chestnut and honey.…


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    Rishi Tea Green Tea Chai

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: very green, more lemon grass visable Ingredients: Organic cardamom, organic Fair Trade Certified™ green tea, organic lemongrass, organic ginger, organic licorice root, organic black pepper and organic peppermint. Preparation Method: boiled 1.5 cups of water and 1 cup of milk, added tea, simmered for 5 minutes and strained Liquor: greenish off-white I think that I might have liked this tea if I had not followed Rishi’s preparation recommendations. I just couldn’t get over the stomach churning combo of green and herbal teas with milk. The color of the tea post-steeping was also a really unappetizing greenish off-white color. The dominant flavor here was lemon grass, with…

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    Rishi Tea Matcha 100% Premium Tea Powder

    Country of Origin: Japan Leaf Appearance: very fine, bright green powder Ingredients: green tea Water Temperature: cold Preparation Method: empty packet into bottle of water and shake Liquor: Cloudy, almost opaque pale green This tea was clean and refreshing with a somewhat creamy mouth feel. It was sweet and vegetal with hardly any astringency. The taste was exactly as a bowl of matcha would taste, minus the foam. Out of all of Rishi’s tea powders that I have tried this one is my absolute favorite. I also felt that the powder stayed dissolved longer than the other varieties. I love throwing these in my bag for work or the gym. I don’t always get time…

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    Rishi Tea Sencha 100% Premium Tea Powder

    Country of Origin: Japan Leaf Appearance: very fine, dark green powder Ingredients: green tea Water Temperature: Cold Preparation Method: empty packet into bottle of water and shake Liquor: Cloudy, almost opaque pale green When I’m on the go I constantly find myself looking for healthy alternatives to the sugary sweetened iced teas that fill most store’s shelves. One of the things that impressed me the most was that the only ingredient is tea. The look of this tea was rather…interesting?  My boyfriend likened it to raw sewage. The taste of the tea was a bit different than I was expecting but it was still very good. It was naturally sweet but with a…

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    Rishi Tea Silver Needle Premium Organic

    According to Rishi Tea, this tea is sourced from the Fujian Province of China and consists entirely of first flush spring buds. All of the leaves were covered in downy, silvery hair. Curiosity got the best of me and I looked at these leaves under a microscope. Boy were they hairy! I really wish I had the capability to share an image of it. I steeped this tea in a ceramic tea pot with 185 degree water for four minutes. The liquor was pale gold in color. This tea was delicate but flavorful at the same time. It was surprisingly vegetal but in a pleasant way.  There was a subtle vegetal sweetness that…

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    Rishi Tea Tangerine Ginger

    Rishi Tea lists the ingredients of this botanical blend as including organic ginger, organic Fair Trade Certified™ hibiscus, organic schizandra berries, organic licorice root, organic rosehips, organic orange peel and natural essential oils of orange and tangerine. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for five minutes. The liquor was a deep red color. I was a bit hesitant to try this selection because I have had some bad experiences with ginger and licorice in the past. The aroma of the tea is dominated by ginger but the taste is thankfully quite a bit sweeter. It was fruity but not overpoweringly so. There was a slight…