5 Tasting Notes


By far one of my favorite single estate teas….if you don’t love it, you are not a purist tea drinker. That’s okay too.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Houjicha by Rishi Tea
5 tasting notes

Makes me crave some spicy Thai Food to have this tea wash down nicely with!

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So yum, when it is raining and your throat is scratchy. Just have to be in the mood for this one. Sweet-hot cinnamon….mmmmmmm. Sometimes I feel it is an old ladies tea – due to only old ladies ask for it when I owned my stores…so DUB me an OLD LADY.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

This is a warm fuzzy tea for me… as in memories. I love Pike Place!=D

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You can also purchase it non organic and from Dragon Water.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Desirée is a Specialty Tea Master Blender and Industry Specialist with over 20 years of experience and is certified with the Specialty Tea Institute. She currently holds two Committee positions with AHPA for Sustainability and Tea Infusions. Her experience in the industry crosses the spectrum from owning and operating her own tea blending business, writing award-winning recipes behind the scenes for many brands, to extensive experience in the supply chain from product concept development, origin production, manufacturing, delivery, and packing and establishing products successfully to the marketplace. She owns and operates two businesses that work side by side. Ingredient Hub sources hard to find ingredients and establishes garden level relationships making sustainable sourcing real. Helping gardens to go organic by grouping industry sourcing together and pushing for collaboration on such endeavors by aligning companies with the same core mission, vision, and values.





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