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Rishi Tea Organic Black Tea, Earl Grey Loose Tea, 3.3-Ounce Tin (Pack of 3)


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  • Pack of 3 (total 10 oz)
  • Ancient Tree black tea scented by bergamot oil for citrus aroma; bold, sweetly smooth flavor
  • Harvested from trees planted in 696 AD; USDA-certified organic; Fair Trade- and kosher-certified
  • From remote mountain villages of ethnic-minority families in China's Yunnan province
  • Selected by Rishi buyers (no middlemen); packaged in Milwaukee, WI
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100% Organic Fair Trade Certified Black Tealeaves, Natural Essential Bergamot Oil.

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Product Description

Bold and sweetly smooth with an enlivening aroma of bergamot citrus. USDA organic. Certified kosher. Certified Organic by QAI. Ancient Tree Teas are hand harvested in a wild, organic and shade grown environment. The old tea tree forests are rich with biodiversity, fertile soil and ecological balance not typically found in cultivated tea gardens. By choosing Fair Trade Certified Ancient Tree Teas you are directly supporting a better life for Yunnan's ethic minority families through fair prices, direct trade, community development, education and environmental stewardship. The Dai, Lahu Bulang ethic minorities of Yunnan's remote mountain villages have cultivated tea for more than 1300 years, harvesting it from heirloom tea trees planted by their ancestors in 696 AD. Rishi's Ancient Tree Teas are produced exclusively by these peoples, whose economic well-being and cultural traditions are intertwined with the ancient trees.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001E5E20O
  • UPC: 741391063686
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,471 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Customer Reviews

The flavor is so well balanced with a real bergamot taste.
ilovetea!
You can really tell the difference on teas like this one which use real bergamot, especially of good quality.
Mr. Joshua R. Tinnin
Brews up just as nice as it looks, very smooth flavor, no bitterness at all.
Melissa L. Thornley

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By ilovetea! on July 19, 2007
I love this tea! I have tried at least 40 brands of Earl Grey including British Imports, boutique tea shops, special blends, and variations on the traditional bergamot/black tea blend.
The flavor is so well balanced with a real bergamot taste. This is not the typical weak flavor in many off the shelf blends. This is the real deal and can only be compared with the best that this traditional blend has to offer.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Day VINE VOICE on October 21, 2008
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Wow! If you enjoy Earl Grey tea - this one will knock your socks off!

The fragrance will start you salivating - or running from the room, if, like my husband, you do NOT care for this flavor/scent! Once I popped open the well-sealed tin, I knew I was going to like this tea.

I use a French press to make my tea, followed the excellent instructions on the tin, and sat down to sip my way through my first cup - then another - yes, the leaves are "re-usable" for a couple of cups at least. It makes the higher price tag a little more palatable - but keep in mind this is organic and fair trade too, which always adds a little to the price tag.

It's tea that tastes great and that you can feel good about drinking. It's now on my "must have" list!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Citizen on February 25, 2013
Isn't it funny how companies save costs, yet somehow, not only are those savings NOT passed on to the consumer, but in the same drop of the hammer, they actually manage to charge the consumer even more. This of course is where the marketing team is expected to really come through. Here's why I am saying goodbye to Rishi.

Consumers should remember that the price for the old 3-pack tins have been going up over time as it is. Check the camel tracker. However the latest practices by Rishi leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.

In case you haven't heard, according to the PR release, Rishi is

"ushering in the transformation of the brand's packaging format from a labeled tin to a more environmentally friendly, sealed bag in a printed, bi-lingual box. The move provides a strategic change to invest more in tea quality and freshness and less in packaging, storage and transit costs. The airtight bag in a box is far better suited to preserve the freshness and character of Rishi Tea's signature teas. Rishi Tea will gradually transition its entire line of loose leaf tins to this new, more sustainable format."

(Steel from cans, like the recent Rishi tea tins, is the most recyclable packaging material in the world, more on that later)

What the PR release doesn't tell you is that these "strategic changes to invest in tea quality" now come in a reduced 1.94-ounce or 55g size. Why? Why not sell the same 3.3oz in the new packaging? It's not as if the tea is going to be recycled. I uploaded a picture of Taylors of Harrogate Earl Grey tea. Taylors has already been using these foil bags except the foil bag in the picture contains 4.41-ounces of Earl Grey tea, not a reduced 1.94-ounces of 'the precious' (/sarc).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jesus First VINE VOICE on October 21, 2008
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I love this tea - bold and smooth. I love the fact that you can use the tea leaves for more than one steep. It really makes it go a long way. I will be getting this again!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Becker on January 24, 2013
I have bought Rishi tea for the last few yeas, Earl Grey, at the local WF. I noticed today that the tins have been discontinued and replaced with a wasteful, 43% smaller content box for the same price. I really hate it when loose leaf tea companies switch from sealable, fully recycleable tins to crappy pastic coated aluminum foil bags, reduce the amount you receive by almost 50% and then charge the same amount.

I guess Rishi is now no different than the Nestea and Bigelow brands who are chasing the dollar instead of making the consumer happy.

They are even trying to hawk the previouly included tins on their website for almost half of what the tea costs.

I called Rishi and expressed my dismay at the loss of the tins. They claimed that the change was for environmental reasons, yet the included foil package is not recyclable and will wind up in the landfill almost 100% of the time. The tin can be recycled or reused for many things around the house. The person on the other end of the phone was less than sympathetic and essentially just stated they are going with the new packaging because they did not want to pay to import the tins from China. HELLO, the tea is GROWN in China!

Shame on Rishi, Shame. See my pictures for an example of the packaging types. I would rather pay a little more and get high quality packaging.

I guess "I" am going back to Twinings of London. At least they haven't cheaped out on their packaging. Yes I am mad.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By RENAISSANCE MAN VINE VOICE on October 25, 2008
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The product is described as "bold" and that is accurate. We found that the high level of bergamot oil overwhelmed the flavor of the tea rather than enhancing it as other Earl Grey's we've tried. We are blending it with other teas to produce the milder bergamot we prefer.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Laura on November 2, 2008
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I drink a lot of Earl Grey tea and have tried four or five brands over the years, Bigelow being my favorite. I've been trying this organic Rishi tea for two weeks now and have experimented with different amounts of tea to get the flavor right and have not been able to. It is just okay for me. This tea is advertised as a bold tea and I see that many reviewers agree but I do not. If I add too much tea to try to make it stronger it adversely affects the taste unlike other loose teas I use. Also, this tea requires 1 TBL of dry tea per 8oz of water; I need to use twice that amount for it not to be weak, whereas other loose teas I use only require 1 1/2 tsp. for the same strength, so this Rishi tea would be much more expensive to use regularly. I may prepare it occasionally just to have a change once in awhile.

The packaging is beautiful. It is packed in a very nice earthy looking tin and is slender and tall so fits in the cabinet nicely. The big plus with this tea is that it's organic.
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