• Reviews

    Rishi Genmai Green 100% Premium Tea Powder

    Rishi contacted me through my personal tea blog and sent me samples of their new Natural Leaf Powder line. I was interested to see how the taste of genmai would carry through to this new format. Genmai is green tea with roasted rice added to it. I took a couple of sips from my bottle first so that it would be a little easier to mix. The powder was a bit clumpy but dissolved very quickly with a few shakes. The tea itself was darker than the oolong that I had tried previously. I wasn’t expecting this to be as good as a loose leaf tea and it didn’t quite get there but…


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    Rishi Green Oolong 100% Premium Tea Powder

    Rishi was kind enough to send me samples of their new Natural Leaf Powder line. I was especially excited to try the oolong as I had only seen green tea in this form before. I took a sip or two from my bottle first so that it would be a little easier to mix. The powder looked a little clumpy when it first went in but dissolved very quickly with a few good shakes. As expected with any instant tea it isn’t quite as good as the real thing. However, it was surprisingly tasty and refreshing. It was on the nuttier side of the oolong spectrum. I love the fact that these are…

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    Rishi Osmanthus Silver Needle

    Rishi explains that this tea is scented with fresh osthmanthus flowers in a process similar to jasmine scenting and they describe the flavor as having notes of apricot and honey. The dry leaves had the distinctive peach fuzz of a silver needle. The osmanthus was there but not in large quantity. I brewed this tea using both my Zarafina tea maker, set on strong white, and in a regular tea pot using an infuser basket. In the infuser basket I let the leaves steep for 5 minutes, as per the manufacturer’s directions. I love white tea and I love osmanthus, but apparently not in the same tea. This blend just didn’t do much…