RISHI TEA & BOTANICALS

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Website: rishi-tea.com

The Vanguard of Tea Since 1997

Independently owned, direct trade importer of organic teas and botanicals. We are selectors, importers and makers.


Rishi Tea was founded on the commitment to set the standard for quality and expand the awareness of tea and its rich, inspirational tradition. We offer premium tea and botanicals imported directly from gardens across the world. We draw inspiration from ancient artisanal practices that use organic cultivation techniques as well as modern culinary innovation. From our modest beginnings over twenty years ago to becoming an established leader in the specialty tea market, our mission has never wavered.


Rishi Tea began in 1997 when Joshua Kaiser, founder and tea buyer, recognized that the traditional handcrafted teas he grew so fond of during his travels in Asia were rarely available elsewhere. Joshua felt that North American consumers would embrace artisan tea as they did single origin coffee and fine varietal wine. We travel thousands of miles each year to the diverse points of origin where our teas are harvested, maintaining the personal relationships we have developed over the years with farmers and artisans whose families have been making traditional teas for generations.


We make artful botanical products inspired by equal parts ancient herbal tradition and modern culinary innovation. By sharing our passion for the botanical and culinary arts we aim to be a wellspring of inspiration for your tea life.