Rishi Organic Rooibos Tea
Rishi Tea is an independently owned, direct trade importer of organic teas and botanicals.
We have partnered with Rishi tea for several reasons. We admire Rishi Tea’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility in sourcing its tea. Rishi Tea was among the first to earn organic certification under the USDA’s Natural Organic Program in November of 2002. The company’s practice of Direct Trade is not just a romance story or marketing gimmick: it is the very foundation of their quality control program. Rishi Tea staff travel and work hands-on with farmers, allowing the company to verify where, when and how its organic teas are grown and to offer traceability on each lot back to the farm.
Also, the quality of Rishi tea is fantastic. We hope you will agree.
Prized for its attractive red infusion color, rooibos has a robust body and nectar-like flavor. Traditionally harvested in ancient times by the Khoisan nomadic ethnicities of South Africa, rooibos became popularized in the tea industry through Dutch efforts to find an indigenous African analog to black tea. Today, rooibos is grown exclusively in the Cederberg Mountain region of the Western Cape. Rooibos is rich in minerals like iron and is one of the best herbal teas for expecting mothers. This herb is simply delicious as an iced tea and is traditionally served with a lemon. Extra strong infusions of rooibos can replace espresso to create red lattés and herbal tea cappuccinos.
Naturally sweet and refreshing pure African rooibos with a deep red, nectar-like infusion