Our Process

No shortcuts.
100% whole plants.
Nothing artificial.

At Rasāsvāda we want to deliver a more elevated and considered present moment. It is why we embrace tradition and ritual while seeking to make wellness and self-discovery more accessible in the here and now. It is also why we believe process – the integrity of where and how something is made – is just as important as what goes into each of our Spirit Restoratives.

step one

collection

Throughout the year Rasāsvāda’s sourcing master and team of buyers are in the fields consulting, tasting and verifying where, when, and how our ingredients are grown.

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collection

Decades in the making, our direct sourcing philosophy and spirit of collaboration with farming communities worldwide ensures both the integrity of the product and in the process. Following peak harvests around the globe only the very best micro-lots of hand-harvested rarified herbs, botanicals, and adaptogens are selected for use.

Generally mushrooms are harvested when the caps begin to curve inward and the veil underneath breaks open. Typically, the whole flower head is harvested – except where only the petals are needed (as with roses). Harvesting fruits & seeds occurs when they are full size and the rinds are the optimal color. The medicinal inner part of bark is generally harvested in early spring when the sap is rising but the tree hasn’t yet leafed out. As with bark, roots are best harvested in spring or fall when the plant isn’t focused on putting out leafy growth and flowers.

Generally mushrooms are harvested when the caps begin to curve inward and the veil underneath breaks open.

Typically, the whole flower head is harvested – except where only the petals are needed (as with roses).

Harvesting fruits & seeds occurs when they are full size and the rinds are the optimal color.

The medicinal inner part of bark is generally harvested in early spring when the sap is rising but the tree hasn’t yet leafed out.

As with bark, roots are best harvested in spring or fall when the plant isn’t focused on putting out leafy growth and flowers.

collection

After the harvest, plant material has to be preserved quickly and effectively to safeguard aesthetics, flavor, and medicinal potency. It is a deciding and time-sensitive practice often passed down from generation to generation after centuries of trial and error.

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step two

post-harvest

“Patience is passion tamed.”

– Lyman Abbot

post-harvest

From sun-baked black lemons in Guatemala and dehydrating yuzu peel in Shizuoka, to air dried rose petals in Morocco or Roman Chamomile blossoms in Vermont - the post-harvest step is one infused with an atmosphere of patience and precision.

Every leaf, root, bark, flower, fruit or seed is treated to its own nuanced alchemy of light, air, and heat with the goal of maintaining the highest level of flavor, efficacy, and essential oils.

Then after months of planting, growing, harvesting, and preserving, a global network of temperature and air-controlled logistics ensures the safety and integrity of every ingredient is unaffected during their last solo journey before meeting as one.

rose petals

step three

cooking

“You cannot stir things apart.”

- Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

cooking

Each unique batch of Rasāsvāda entails an unhurried and delicate process of boiling and extracting the healing qualities of roots and harder plant material like seeds and bark, as well as carefully infusing aromatics and botanicals at just the right times.

Various levels of heat are applied over cascading brews using multiple kettles - transforming the separate whole plant ingredients into increasingly concentrated stocks. After each stage the aroma, viscosity, bitterness, and color - among other factors - are tested to ensure every Rasa meets a standard of excellence and efficacy.

cooking

Underscoring our harvest-to-bottle philosophy and ensuring the purity of the product is felt and tasted - no added sugars, preservatives, or emulsifiers are added during the final bottling process.

rose petals

The next step is up to you

“Life is a lively process of becoming.”

- Douglas MacArthur

Uniquely crafted to awaken the senses and enhance the present moment.

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Frequently Added Items
Set / 18 cards / 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)

Recipe Cards

For seasoned shakers and aspiring home bartenders alike, this elegant limited-edition series of Rasa recipe cards will empower you to craft some of the tastiest and most beautiful cocktails you've ever experienced.

18 cards
4" x 6" (24 pts thick)
1 Set
Ruby Artemisia / 16 cards / 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)
Rose Bergamot / 17 cards / 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)
Black Ginger / 20 cards / 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)

Correspondence Cards

Celebrate the beauty of the handwritten note with our decoction series correspondence cards. Each elegant collection honors the hand-gathered ingredients from around the world that have come together to power our spirit restoratives.

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4" x 6" (24 pts thick) 4" x 6" (24 pts thick) 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)
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375ml / Bottle
750ml / Bottle

Ruby Artemisia

A stimulating play of floral citrus, herbaceous bitterness, and tangy botanicals emulate the elegance and complexity of a classic aromatized wine.

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375ml / Bottle
750ml / Bottle

Rose Bergamot

Enlivening bitter-sweetness and lush, bright flavors join with the seductive and elegant complexity of heady floral and rare citrus aromatics.

Bottle Bottle
1 Select an option
375ml / Bottle
750ml / Bottle

Black Ginger

Grounding core bitterness balances with smooth, decadent layers of flavor, enchanting notes of rare spice, and botanical aromatics.

Bottle Bottle
1 Select an option
Set / 18 cards / 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)

Recipe Cards

For seasoned shakers and aspiring home bartenders alike, this elegant limited-edition series of Rasa recipe cards will empower you to craft some of the tastiest and most beautiful cocktails you've ever experienced.

18 cards
4" x 6" (24 pts thick)
1 Set
Ruby Artemisia / 16 cards / 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)
Rose Bergamot / 17 cards / 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)
Black Ginger / 20 cards / 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)

Correspondence Cards

Celebrate the beauty of the handwritten note with our decoction series correspondence cards. Each elegant collection honors the hand-gathered ingredients from around the world that have come together to power our spirit restoratives.

16 cards 17 cards 20 cards
4" x 6" (24 pts thick) 4" x 6" (24 pts thick) 4" x 6" (24 pts thick)
1 Select an option
375ml / Bottle
750ml / Bottle

Ruby Artemisia

A stimulating play of floral citrus, herbaceous bitterness, and tangy botanicals emulate the elegance and complexity of a classic aromatized wine.

Bottle Bottle
1 Select an option
375ml / Bottle
750ml / Bottle

Rose Bergamot

Enlivening bitter-sweetness and lush, bright flavors join with the seductive and elegant complexity of heady floral and rare citrus aromatics.

Bottle Bottle
1 Select an option
375ml / Bottle
750ml / Bottle

Black Ginger

Grounding core bitterness balances with smooth, decadent layers of flavor, enchanting notes of rare spice, and botanical aromatics.

Bottle Bottle
1 Select an option
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