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First Flush Rishi Tea Tasting at Balzac

  • Balzac Brothers 11 Fulton Street Charleston, SC 29401 (map)

A fourth-generation, family-owned company, Balzac Brothers has been importing fine green coffees from around the world for over 100 years. Founded in 1917 by Richard and Ralph Balzac, Balzac Bros. represents the future of sourcing specialty green coffee while maintaining a tradition of service excellence unsurpassed in the industry.

Join the Balzac Brothers team as we venture into new territory – tea! 

In this free class with Rishi Tea + Botanicals, we’ll walk through tea categories, tasting as we go. We're excited to learn from Matt Baudo, who will walk us through specific origins, processing techniques, and proper brewing methods at our cupping lab in downtown Charleston.

Together, we'll learn the ins and outs of the world's most consumed beverage and draw parallels between this crop and coffee. Along the way, we'll get to try some of Rishi Tea's most unique offerings, gaining an education from the company's 20 years of tea importing experience. 

If you enjoy microlot coffees, pet nat wines or dry-hopped pilsners from your local brewery, it might be time to turn your attention to tea. We hope you'll join us for this educational tasting, bring a friend, and explore the expansive world of tea with the Balzac Brothers team and Rishi Tea.