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Sun Moon Ruby 18
Sun Moon Ruby 18
Sun Moon Ruby 18
Sun Moon Ruby 18

Sun Moon Ruby 18

Regular price $5.00

Sun Moon Ruby 18

Ruby 18 is quickly becoming one of the most famous black teas produced in Taiwan due to its unique and memorable flavor profile. Depending on the season and terroir, hints of mint, cinnamon, red fruit, spice, malt and signature menthol-like mint greet those who are lucky enough to get their hands on this one-of-a-kind tea.

This Sun-Moon-Lake-area Ruby 18 is strong, bold and crisp. Unique, flavorful and unforgettable, it is easy to see why the Ruby 18 cultivar is becoming such a popular tea!

Elevation: 400m

Area: Yuchi, Nantou, Sun Moon Lake Area

Status: Certified Organic 

Cultivar: Ruby 18, 

Oxidization: 100%

Season: Summer, 2020

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Recommend Brewing Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C water(205f), 30, 30, 45 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-6 steeps.

For stronger brews they can be brewed for up to a minute at a time but be careful not to make them too strong!

***Not recommended for western style brewing***

**On a recent sourcing trip to the area that Ruby 18 was first developed, the Sun Moon Lake Area, we stumbled across an organic farm that was growing all three of these plants side by side. We were offered the chance to try them together and it was so useful and fun that we decided to offer the same experience to everyone. You can try them all together here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Mike A

What an interesting tea. The variety is so unique but more importantly this harvest is primo. Fresh, clean, and delicious. I was introduced to the cultivar from another great supplier. When I saw Matt was offering I swooped it because I liked it and this was way way way better in material quality and flavor. Thank you Matt for making it possible for me to enjoy.

Adam Kimbrough
Best black tea I've had

I'm not typically a black tea drinker. I usually stick to oolongs, but I had to try some of this Ruby 18. It did not disappoint! It is indeed complex with red fruit and hints of mint/cinnamon. Not a lot of tannins up front, but some nice astringency on the sides of the tongue in the aftertaste.


No headache a Ruby 18 cant cure. Ok, maybe just for my caffeine headache. The cup is instant cure and smooth, sweet, a little kick bt not too much. A tangerine sour after taste.

Quinn Williamson

This started as a great novelty tea, now it's making its way into regular rotation. It's minty bite and complex profile was unlike any other tea I've ever tried. Ruby18 really lives up to all the hype.