24 March 2011

TDIV favorite Rishi Tea takes home nine awards at North America Tea Championship

Our favorite tea company, Rishi Tea, won nine awards at last month’s North American Tea Championship annual Hot Tea Class / Fall Tea evaluation. Rishi Tea, which offers Organic and Fair Trade Certified loose leaf teas, won four first place awards at the event—more than any other participating company.

“All of us at Rishi Tea are extremely honored by these awards,” Joshua Kaiser, founder and tea buyer. “Everything from our vigorous cupping and tea selection to our devoted blending team, our dear friends in Asia that cultivate our teas to our amazing customers’ continuous support made this all possible. Our journey from the leaf to the cup means so much more with this validation by our peers in the tea industry. Thank you to all!”

The teas that took home top honors include Bao Zhong (Green Oolong Tea category), Golden Needle (Yunnan category), Organic Fair Trade Earl Grey (Earl Grey category), and Organic Fair Trade Darjeeling Estate Select (Darjeeling category). For a full list of winners and to purchase the teas, visit Rishi Tea’s website.

Daelyn Fortney | @daelyn | email
Daelyn is the co-founder and managing director of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to her work at TDIV, Daelyn homeschools her three daughters.

Photo credit: Rishi Tea