Rishi Tea Organic Earl Grey Loose Tea 3.3Ounce

Brand:Rishi Average Rating 73 reviews Bold and sweetly smooth with an enlivening aroma of bergamot citrus. USDA organic. Certified kosher. Certified ...

Brand: Rishi
Average Rating
73 reviews

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. more info

15 Responses to “Rishi Tea Organic Earl Grey Loose Tea 3.3Ounce”

  1. Susiebelle says:

    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    Stumbled onto this tea by accident, but GLAD I did! I’m now on my 4th tin. Sometimes I add just a drop of honey and very thin slice of lemon, and my Saturday mornings are HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!

    This is my first Amazon review, but I like the tea so much, I wanted to share how awesome it is!

  2. K. Fontenot says:

    A Bold Earl Grey
    Rating:4 out of 5 stars
    I was never much of a tea person. My experiences with tea have been limited to Lipton, Community, some Bigelow, Celestial Seasonings and whatever brand that happens to be in use at the restuarants I visit. With Rishi’s Earl Grey, I ventured into my first loose leaf tea experience.

    Culled from 1300 year old trees of the Yunnan mountain villages, this Earl Grey is strong, almost sweetened coffee-like in taste. If there’s no coffee around, this tea would be my next choice. It contains bergamot oil as well. It has a stout aroma that hits you before you even open the inner lid of the container.

    I highly recommend this tea to fans of dark teas in general, as well as folks like myself who are more familiar with coffee and biscuits than tea and crumpets.

  3. M. Luke says:

    Loose Tea, Tastes Great
    Rating:3 out of 5 stars
    Had to get a tea ball for the loose tea. This is for a true tea afficianado who can appreciate the art of making tea. Clearly, this tea being organic, the tin being so decorative, and the purchase putatively benefiting a specific tea growing region allows certain tea afficianados to have a mental appreciation for the background of the tea while drinking it.

    I drink Earl Grey as a pick me up in the afternoon. This one is comparable in taste to other Earl Greys on the market.

  4. Mike says:

    The “3 tin price” isn’t expensive, it’s a steal…
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    This is a wonderful, full-bodied tea. Until I found it on Amazon I purchased it at a local store for $11 per tin.

    I’m not a tea expert, or an Earl Grey expert. I just know what I like, and whether it’s coffee or tea, I like it strong and full-bodied. This tea fits the bill.

  5. Jesus is my Savior says:

    Lovely aroma, the best Earl Grey ever…
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    Until you have tried this earl grey tea, you will not believe the difference. The smell, the taste is so unique that it makes all other brands of earl grey I have tested seem completely ARTIFICIAL tasting. Enjoy.

  6. M. Lipscomb says:

    Pricey, but delicious
    Rating:4 out of 5 stars
    First, I readily admit this is a pricey tea, but honestly, I’ve come across the same quality tea in teashops that is much more expensive, and they’re not organic or fair trade products.

    This Earl Grey blend is smooth and delicious! I didn’t use as much as the instructions said because it was too strong/bitter for my taste buds. Using half of what they said produced a lighter, smoother tea. One note: Upon first sniff of the tea leaves, the citrus note is STRONG, but it’s more balanced in the flavor of the tea.

    The packaging is nice and keeps the tea fresh.

    The size of the tea leaves is adequate. I don’t end up with a lot of “tea dust” at the bottom of my cup. This “tea dust” does increase as you use the tea and get farther down in the tin (I assume this is because the smaller pieces naturally tend to settle toward the bottom of the packaging in shipment).

    Overall, a nice blend! I recommend adding a little dried lavendar blossoms to create a wonderful Lavender Earl Grey.

  7. S. Granger says:

    Bold, beautiful, and worth changing for.
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    A very rich flavor, I am biased as I like Earl Grey Tea. It’s great for an after dinner tea, a little too heavy (for me) to be used in the early morning. I found Rishi Tea to be flavorful and robust. I wasn’t previously a loose leaf tea drinker, but I’m now looking for the perfect set so I can start brewing the leaves at work. It’s also a perfect tea for the heavy coffee drinker who is looking for something different once-in-a-while. Highly recommended.

  8. Kris Cayocca says:

    Perfect cup ‘o tea.
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    This is some really nice tea. Even brewed slightly weak, the flavor comes through. The scent will fill your whole house and just make everything seem a little bit better. If you like Earl Grey, this is definately a brand to give a try.

  9. jhcpa says:

    Excellent Tasting Tea
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    Loose tea is the way to go and this brand is no exception. Lots of flavor and the packaging seals in the freshness very well. It’s not cheap- but you get what you pay for. You will not be disappointed if you are a tea drinker and enjoy not being locked into using tea bags.

  10. Gregory Dodge says:

    Real tea starts here
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    Earl Grey tea is one of my favorite teas. If it is important to you to have organic tea, seeing that it steeps in boiling water, then you cannot go wrong with this tea. It has a rich fragrant smell as soon as you open the can. No bags, so have a strainer or ball handy. Recommended.

  11. M. Bergeron says:

    An atypical Earl Grey
    Rating:4 out of 5 stars
    Cracking the tin gave the first indication that this as a different Earl Grey. The tin aroma was a ‘bright’ citrus as opposed the the usual ‘darker, earthier’ citrus I have encountered with other Earl Greys. I don’t know if it’s a different strain of bergamot, if it’s processed differently, but the nose is almost tangerine-like in its brightness.

    The nose translates well to the flavor, though the bergamot difference is less obvious here. I found the balance to be good, though I’ve noticed that it seems to get unusually tannic/bitter with just slight oversteeping,(so watch that brew time closely.)

    I think I’m going to have to investigate more of Rishi’s products.


  12. Dee Burns says:

    great tea
    Rating:4 out of 5 stars
    This tea is sooo good and you are drinking pure organic – That is a good thing- I’ve tried other brands of loose tea and there is no comparison to the taste quality – This is really good

    All you need is a tea ball – and time to relax –

    Try it – This Earl Grey is a keeper-

  13. Nathan Beauchamp says:

    A fine, high quality Earl Grey
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    I’ve always enjoyed a good cup of Earl Grey (especially when coupled with a good book) but have not really gotten loose leaf before. This Rishi Earl Grey is very nice, not overly heavy with no licorice undertones that I really find unappealing in some Earl Gery varieties. The tea takes four minutes to steep, and when done is quite aromatic. I would recommend this one without reservation.

    *****Update 10-10-2009*****

    I had to come update this review to express how much I LOVE this tea. It’s easily one of the most enjoyable teas I’ve experienced (I’m drinking a cup of it as I update this review) and it always makes me happy when I brew a cup. This is a lovely tea!

  14. Mr. Photo Dude says:

    One of the better Earl Greys
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    I bought this at a local store on clearance and was really pleased with the quality. It is far better than the tea bag varieties I have tried such as Twinings and Stash brands. I’d place it slightly higher than the Twinings Aromatics, which is a better quality than the yellow boxed Earl Grey version.

    I’ve bought a high grade Rishi Earl Grey at a higher price from a tea store, but this organic version is as good and at a lower price.

  15. Work of Life says:

    Another fabulous Rishi Tea!
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    This smooth black Earl Grey is a classic. Just the right amount of Bergamot oil. The brew isn’t bitter, even if you over steep. Smooth and rich, but not heavy. I often reach for this tea on chilly mornings.

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