Rishi Silverneedle


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Rishi Silverneedle

Postby tomasini » Apr 25th, '07, 13:52

So, my Rishi Silverneedle arrived today, and my heart sings with joy as my taste buds had the pleasure of experiencing white tea at its finest! Does anyone else Drink Rishi Silverneedle or Rishi teas in general?
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Postby Space Samurai » Apr 25th, '07, 14:19

Yeah, I'm the local mascot for Rishi. I think their silver needle is devine. They were the first to offer authentic and organic white tea to the US.
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Postby tomasini » Apr 26th, '07, 12:20

Awesome! Im glad someoen else loves it too! I also drink their Jasmine Pearls! Here are my tins =]
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Postby TeaFanatic » Apr 26th, '07, 14:30

Silver needle in general is a great tea! I'll have to try rishi's sometime though and give it a whirl.
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Postby Al » Apr 26th, '07, 16:44

I drink a lot of Rishi, mostly because they're right here in Milwaukee and it's fast to ship and/or available in some stores.

Driking a cup of their Darjeeling Silver Tips as I type this.

I think the only thing not so I hot I've ever tried from them was some green Snow Sprout tea. I bought it from a store though, and for all I know it had been on the shelf for ages.

The prices can be a little steep, but the quality seems worth it.
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Postby tomasini » May 1st, '07, 14:19

ahh, samurai, we should totally do some tea when i get to dallas! because you seem like you're way more knowledgable than me in the ways of tea!
and you like rishi, im ordering a rishi shirt off their website :-D
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Postby rhpot1991 » May 1st, '07, 15:40

I picked up a tin of their Honeydew Mellon White tea from Wegmans the other day. It sure is good, my only complaint is that its so expensive. I think this would make a great iced tea as well, but it is way too pricy for my daily iced tea consumption. Anyone have any thoughts on doing multiple infusions one right after another and using it for iced tea?

This is the tea I am rambling about:
http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/product. ... t=7&page=1
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Postby Space Samurai » May 1st, '07, 21:07

tomasini wrote:ahh, samurai, we should totally do some tea when i get to dallas! because you seem like you're way more knowledgable than me in the ways of tea!
and you like rishi, im ordering a rishi shirt off their website :-D


I am a fiend for Rishi Tea. I am fortunate enough to work in retail, and Rishi is one of my vendors, so I get a chance to talk with them, receive samples.
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Postby Aqueoustransmeg... » Aug 3rd, '07, 22:17

I have the anciet tree teas green lilly [which i do not think has any lillies] I got it at Williams Sonoma on a credit and it is really good green tea :) I love it. Very mellow and sweet.

I doubt i would buy it again though because it's pretty damn pricey.
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Rishi Steep time recommendation

Postby macatea » Oct 2nd, '07, 03:33

TeaFanatic wrote:Silver needle in general is a great tea! I'll have to try rishi's sometime though and give it a whirl.


Anyone else find the Rishi Silver Needle recommendation steep time of 4-5 minutes @ 185F excessive. I did it at a cooler temperature for 4 minutes and it was a bit bitter. 2 minutes was just about right. Plus I was able to get 5 infusions without any loss in taste.
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Postby tomasini » Oct 2nd, '07, 10:15

i actualy do mine for 15 minutes, in accordance to reccomendations set by "The Tea Companion" and i must say i love my low temp brewed 15 minutes of purity in a cup
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Postby Space Samurai » Oct 2nd, '07, 10:36

nah, I do mine for 5 minutes at 185, and I definitely wouldn't describe it as bitter.

Tomasini: soundse interesting, I should try that. What temperature do you use.
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Postby Wesli » Oct 2nd, '07, 11:26

The positives for Rishi just become more and more numerous!
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Postby Chip » Oct 2nd, '07, 11:48

8) Don't tell Space, but I might try some of their sencha from Kagoshima. I am a huge fan of Kagoshima sencha, which is very hrd to find here. O-Cha's is very good, but only one to choose from.
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