RUBY RED - 红玉红茶

RUBY RED - 红玉红茶

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Category: Black

Origin: Nantou, Taiwan

Harvest: Spring 2018

Ruby Red is a black tea from Taiwan, it was first developed in 1984. The TTES (Taiwan Tea Experimental Station) spent over 50 years perfecting this unique cultivar. Ruby Red is a cross between native camellia formosensis and camellia assamica imported from Burma. Making of Ruby Red is labor intensive to produce and has low yields, the demand for this tea exceeds production.

Taiwan Ruby Red is praised by black tea experts for its unique fragrance. It’s lighter in body and not as malty as it’s cousin Fomosa Assam. This Black tea is full-bodied, aromatic, sweet with a hint o licorice and peppermint flavor. .

Tasting Notes: sweet cinnamon, with light aroma of peppermint.

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STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS 

Whole leaves can take a little longer to steep, but the taste more than makes up for it. 

Every tea is unique and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is to be used suggestively as a guide for brewing this tea, we think it's a good place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Please note: Rinse the tea in teapot with a quick application of hot water, discard the liquid immediately. Add additional hot water to start 1st steeping

 3 grams or 1.5 teaspoons per 6oz of water

3 grams or 1.5 teaspoons per 6oz of water

 Boiling Water  212°F or 100°C

Boiling Water

212°F or 100°C

 increments of 5 seconds (add 5 seconds to each additional steep)  

increments of 5 seconds (add 5 seconds to each additional steep)  

 Re-steep up to 8+ times!

Re-steep up to 8+ times!