Tag Archives: Rakkasan Tea Company

Warnagala Wild Sri Lankan tea

I got an email last week from Rakkasan Tea Company that they had a limited amount of a wild-grown black tea from Sri Lanka. Knowing that when Rakkasan is able to obtain a superb tea (like the wonderful Black Ruby … Continue reading

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Riding with the Horsemen

Today, I am riding with the Mughal Horsemen again, using Edwin M. Knowles Sylvan, a pussy willow and yellow pods design from 1934. Since the real Horsemen originated in the 15th century, I thought the least I could do was … Continue reading

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Rakkasan Tea and Dave’s Bagels

I support organizations that do meaningful work toward reconciliation and developing human capital. Today’s post is brought to you by Rakkasan Tea’s Nine Dragons Oolong, served in Sibongile Pottery’s guinea cup, and Dave’s Killer Bagels. I have written a lot … Continue reading

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Mughal Horseman Tea

Mughal Horseman’s Tea from Bangladesh is the newest offering from Rakkasan Tea Company. A black tea, it is “organic, rare and hand-plucked,” very smooth with no tannic bitterness.  This tea has quickly become one of my favorite teas from Rakkasan’s … Continue reading

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A little Friday treat, or: Inspiration might be where you do not expect to find it.

My Rakkasan tea order came in this week, and once again I can enjoy my favorite: Nam Việt Earl Grey made with wild black tea from a mountain in the Yên Bái Province and  bergamot oil from the Reggio di … Continue reading

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Andean Black + Cacao

Thursday my latest batch of tea from Rakkasan arrived, and since this is Sunday, I have now tasted all three of the new types.  Today’s tea hails from the Andes in Colombia, near Bitaco.   I can describe the Andean Black … Continue reading

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Rakkasan Nam Viet Earl Grey

Nam Viêt Earl Grey is our own take on the world famous and always popular Earl Grey tea.  The wild black tea and bergamot combination offers an amazing experience where the character of the tea is enhanced by an orange, … Continue reading

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Grandma’s China Cabinet: Dogwood and Roses

Looking for the creamer (also identified on some sites as a gravy boat), I spotted Grandma’s sugar bowl in my china cabinet.  My intention this morning was to have my Nine Dragons Oolong with cream and sugar…but that ended up … Continue reading

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Rakkasan’s Rukeri Black and Blue Ridge Southern Pottery’s Dixie Dogwood

Like many of the mid-century dishes I admire, a number of them are associated with my two grandmothers.  The cup is Blue Ridge Southern Pottery’s Dixie Dogwood, a “Joni original.”  The single lime green flower appeared on each dish.  It … Continue reading

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Three on a Wire: McCormick, Johnson Brothers, and Rakkasan

No, I am not having tea this late at night in Mississippi.  If you are elsewhere, it could well be morning.  This is the start of the second week on working from home, online classes for our students, and it … Continue reading

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