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We're asked all the time how tea is made. Since we’re not farmers ourselves, we like to brush up on tea-making expertise as often as we can. Having a hands-on experience helps us better educate our customers on the different types of teas, how it’s made and why it costs what it does.It's isn't always easy to travel to a post-conflict country, so we took a road trip.We spent time this week with Jason McDonald and Timothy Gipson, owners of the only commercially viable tea estate in the U.S. – The Great Mississippi Tea Company. We learned a lot over...

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Tea makes a great gift on any occasion and our sleek canisters with tasty, hard-to-find tea are perfect for Mother’s Day. At checkout, we’ve made it easy for you to send us a note with any special message you’d like to include.Order by Sunday night, May 5, to ensure on-time delivery! Here are three ideas we think the mom in your life will love! Gift Pack 6-Pack$79The Gift Pack 6-Pack is perfect for the tea lover who likes both black and green tea. This convenient gift pack includes six discounted canisters of premium loose-leaf tea from Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka,...

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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. Rakkasan 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 tea...

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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...

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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,...

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