Himalayan Autumn Black Tea

Himalayan Autumn Black Tea

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  • 50g
  • $19.50
    13 servings
    $1.20 per cup
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Elevation: 1,400–1,800m
Harvest Season: Autumn

This autumn harvest black tea from the Jun Chiyabari tea garden in Nepal showcases the special aromatic nuance we seek in Himalayan teas. Harvested at high mountain elevation and carefully produced by a Himalayan tea specialist, our Himalayan Autumn demonstrates the exquisite character profile we expect from Jun Chiyabari teas. Best enjoyed when prepared in a porcelain guywan, allowing you to savor the aromatic depth and persistence of the tea over the course of many infusions.

Your purchase of this tea provides micro-finance for impoverished women to launch small businesses in Nepal. Learn more about Rishi's Project Nepal.


Ingredients: Organic black tea

Hile, Nepal
Water Temperature: 200°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon (5grams) per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 2-3 minutes (1st infusion), 4 minutes (2nd infusion), 5 minutes (3rd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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Himalayan Bouquet Black Tea

Himalayan Bouquet Black Tea

  • 50g

  • 13 servings
    $1.26 per cup
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Elevation: 1,400–1,800m
Harvest Season: Autumn 2013

This wonderfully balanced, bright and fragrant tea from the Jun Chiyabari tea garden in Nepal is named for its lush aromatic profile, bursting with persistent high floral notes If you love a crisp Pinot Grigio or an IPA, this is your Himalayan tea. Best enjoyed when prepared in a porcelain guywan, allowing you to savor the aromatic depth and persistence of the tea over the course of many infusions.

Your purchase of this tea provides micro-finance for impoverished women to launch small businesses in Nepal. Learn more about Rishi's Project Nepal.


Tasting Notes: Crisp with a bright sweetness and persistent floral notes evocative of Lily of the Valley.

Ingredients: Organic black tea

Hile, Nepal
Water Temperature: 200°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon (5grams) per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 2-3 minutes (1st infusion), 4 minutes (2nd infusion), 5 minutes (3rd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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Himalayan Spring Black Tea

Himalayan Spring Black Tea

  • 50g

  • 17 servings
    $0.96 per cup
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Elevation: 1,850m
Harvest Season: April-May 2015

We selected this micro-lot of Himalayan Spring from our cuppings of over 30 first flush teas from the Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden this spring. We were totally captured by this tea's delicate first flush character, balancing fresh lemony herbaceous notes with a refined apricot sweetness. This tea is only made during the springtime when the weather conditions are just right.

Your purchase of this tea provides micro-finance for impoverished women to launch small businesses in Nepal. Learn more about Rishi's Project Nepal.


Tasting Notes: Delicate 1st Flush micro-lot with a savory-sweet flavor reminiscent of orange blossom honey and lily of the valley.



Ingredients: Organic Black Tea

Hile, Nepal
Water Temperature: 185°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 3 minutes (1st infusion)



We suggest brewing this tea in our Guywan and pouring into our Aroma Cup to concentrate and enjoy the high floral notes of this rare seasonal selection.
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Ruby Black Tea

Ruby Black Tea

  • 50g

  • 12 servings
    $1.58 per cup
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Ruby is our name for the Hong Yue (literally "red jade") cultivar, a premier black tea cultivar in Taiwan that renders a very unique character if processed with skill. Ruby has a very assertive, strong flavored cup with a deep red infusion color and is best for gong fu cha style brewing, using a lot of leaf and short infusion times to yield multiple cups from the same serving of leaf.

Tasting Notes: Remarkably strong with exotic notes of wintergreen, camphor, allspice and tropical fruits

Ingredients: Black tea.

Additional Info: Classic black teas offer a timeless taste of tea's rich history and express a distinct sense of place, determined not only by geography and climate, but also by culture and tradition.

This tea originates in Taiwan.
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 2 minutes (1st infusion), 3 minutes (2nd infusion), 4 minutes (3rd infusion)

Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Guywan.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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Darjeeling 1st Flush Black Tea - Tumsong Estate: Neroli Blossom

Darjeeling 1st Flush Black Tea - Tumsong Estate: Neroli Blossom

  • 250g
  • $112.00
    63 servings
    $1.40 per cup
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  • 50g
  • $25.00
    13 servings
    $1.54 per cup
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Harvest Date: March 16, 2013
Elevation: 1200-1675m

First planted in 1867, the Tumsong tea estate is one of the best-known gardens in all of Darjeeling. The garden is planted on a steep slope in Darjeeling's Golden Valley. Over 1600m in elevation at its highest point, the entire estate faces the mighty Kanchenjunga Mountain. The cold Himalayan breezes create a very patient growing cycle for the tea bushes, allowing them to slowly develop rich aromatic nuance and flavor complexity. The teas of Tumsong are known to have a very refined mouthfeel and structure, with lingering high floral aromatics and a wonderful balance of delicate briskness and smooth sweetness. The best lots of each year have the amazing aromatic nuance of neroli and orange blossom honey.

This year, we decided to differentiate our two lots of 1st Flush Darjeeling by their "aroma type." The Darjeeling region is treasured by tea lovers for its diverse micro-climates and its vintage tea bush cultivars, which are selectively bred so that each estate can be associated with a specific aromatic character like muscat grapes, exotic fruits, and tropical flowers. This year's selections from Tumsong Estate express stunning aromas of Neroli and Clover Honey, showing the charm of Darjeeling as the "Champagne of Tea" where even within the same estate, the dynamic climate produces unique lots selected from different slopes found in Tumsong.

Tasting Notes: Pale golden infusion, with lingering neroli aroma, sweet notes of wildflower honey and delicate, buttered biscuit silkiness

Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ black tea.

Darjeeling, India
Guywan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 200°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill a porcelain guywan with 5g of tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 45 seconds, 2nd infusion 15 seconds, 3rd infusion 40 seconds, 4th infusion 60 seconds.

Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.



For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Guywan.

Standard Brewing Guidelines: Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 1st infusion: 3 minutes, 2nd infusion: 4 minutes

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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Darjeeling 1st Flush Black Tea - Tumsong Estate: Clover Honey

Darjeeling 1st Flush Black Tea - Tumsong Estate: Clover Honey

  • 250g
  • $112.00
    63 servings
    $1.40 per cup
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  • 50g
  • $25.00
    13 servings
    $1.54 per cup
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Harvest Date: March 16, 2013
Elevation: 1200-1675m

First planted in 1867, the Tumsong tea estate is one of the best-known gardens in all of Darjeeling. The garden is planted on a steep slope in Darjeeling's Golden Valley. Over 1600m in elevation at its highest point, the entire estate faces the mighty Kanchenjunga Mountain. The cold Himalayan breezes create a very patient growing cycle for the tea bushes, allowing them to slowly develop rich aromatic nuance and flavor complexity. The teas of Tumsong are known to have a very refined mouthfeel and structure, with lingering high floral aromatics and a wonderful balance of delicate briskness and smooth sweetness.

This year, we decided to differentiate our two lots of 1st Flush Darjeeling by their "aroma type." The Darjeeling region is treasured by tea lovers for its diverse micro-climates and its vintage tea bush cultivars, which are selectively bred so that each estate can be associated with a specific aromatic character like muscat grapes, exotic fruits, and tropical flowers. This year's selections from Tumsong Estate express stunning aromas of Neroli and Clover Honey, showing the charm of Darjeeling as the "Champagne of Tea" where even within the same estate, the dynamic climate produces unique lots selected from different slopes found in Tumsong.

Tasting Notes: Distinct floral aroma with a creamy-soft cantaloupe flavor and lingering clover honey aromatics.

Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ black tea

Darjeeling, India
Guywan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 200°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill a porcelain guywan with 5g of tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 45 seconds, 2nd infusion 15 seconds, 3rd infusion 40 seconds, 4th infusion 60 seconds.

Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.



For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Guywan.

Standard Brewing Guidelines: Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 1st infusion: 3 minutes, 2nd infusion: 4 minutes

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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Simple Brew

Simple Brew

  • Simple Brew Teapot (400 ml)
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A great addition to your collection, the Simple Brew - Loose Leaf Teapot is a great way to enjoy a cup of tea at home or at the office. The glass pot allows you to watch your favorite teas infuse, expand, and dance. The built in strainer keeps all of your tea in the pot for future steepings. The Simple Brew Teapot is also easy to clean, simply unscrew the filter from the lid and wash.



Height: 4" (not including lid)
Diameter: 4.5"
Volume: Approx. 400ml
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