Tea Room Blog RSS

Last summer we brought you our first Special Selection – Black Jasmine from Vietnam. Now we have a new limited-quantity Special Selection to offer: Black Ruby.Black Ruby is a tea with a story: It comes from what is likely the only woman-owned tea estate in Nepal.Buy Black Ruby Now This carefully rolled, orthodox black tea is the work of Milan Kumari Khatri (left) and her team in the Himalayan foothills of Ilam, Nepal. Rakkas an Tea Advisory Board member Jeni Dodd recently visited Milan in Sakhejung and learned her story. Fortunately, she brought back several kilos of this superior black...

Read more

Today we’re launching a new line of four herbal teas from Ethiopia. All are grown organically on small, sustainable farms that prioritize worker livelihoods. This means we can provide you with high-quality, healthy and fresh dried herbal teas grown in a socially and environmentally conscious manner. And all are naturally caffeine-free. (*See note below if you are pregnant or nursing.)Learn about each new herbal tea below or start shopping!About Our Ethiopian Herbal TeasWe draw our herbal teas from more than 100 smallholder farmers based around Butajira in the southern highlands of rural Ethiopia. On average, they each have a land holding...

Read more

Since opening Rakkasan Tea Company in 2017, friends and customers have suggested to us regularly: You need to offer tea subscriptions. So now we are.Why is this such a big deal? Because subscribing to your favorite teas is a great way to take the hassle out of re-ordering all the time. And when you subscribe to a tea, you’ll receive it at a 10% discount!Here’s how it works:1. Click on any tea selection.* (*Subject to availability) 2. Below the option to make a regular, one-time purchase, you’ll see “Subscribe & Save.” You can choose to have your tea delivered weekly,...

Read more

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we have some helpful gift ideas for the tea lover in your life!6-Pack Gift Pack$79This convenient Gift Pack is our most popular. With teas at a discounted price, you get one premium loose-leaf tea selection from each country: Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos and Colombia. It includes six canisters (20-25 cups each) containing: Himalayan Golden Tips (Black tea from Nepal) Paksong Green (Green tea from Laos) Rukeri Black (Black tea from Rwanda) Calima Verde (Green tea from Colombia) Amba Ceylon Black (Black tea from Sri Lanka) H'mong Kings Tea (Green tea from Vietnam)...

Read more

We learned a lot from our customers last year. We took your feedback and have quite a bit in store for 2019. So today we want to give you a taste of what’s coming. Tea SubscriptionsTired of logging on every month to buy the same tea when you run out? Just sign up for a subscription. While we haven’t ironed out the details yet, they'll come soon—and we’re certainly open to suggestions. Tea subscriptions will also make great gifts!  Herbal TeasThrough a farm co-op in an east African country emerging from conflict, we’ll bring you a new line of organically...

Read more