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Earth Ruby White Tea
Earth Ruby White Tea

Earth Ruby White Tea

Regular price $7.00

Earth Ruby White Tea


From the same cultivar as our best selling Sun Moon Ruby 18 Black Tea, this tea is a very different beast. Easier to brew, this tea is earthy and light. Still full of the minty licorice flavor this cultivar is so well known for, it expresses itself in a much more natural, deep and leafy brew. Hence the name. We are always a fan of the soul of the Ruby 18 Cultivar expressed in white teas and this amazing tea is a great example of why!

We have recently revisited the area where this tea is produced and we are happy to bring this tea back into stock after a few years hiatus. We missed it!

Elevation: 300m

Status: Tested Chemical Free

Cultivar: Ruby 18

Season: April 10th, 2022

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

Oxidation: 0%

Region: Ilan

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gongfu Brewing: 3-5g per 100ml, ~90C water, 20, 30, 30 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 8-12 steeps.

Western Style Brewing: 3-5g per cup, 90C water for 2-3 minutes, lasts 2-3 steeps


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Amanda R.
Winter holidays in a cup

I recently ordered a small sample of this tea as a curiosity since I haven't had white tea from Taiwan before, and my oolong preferences skew more towards rock oolong than Taiwanese high elevation oolongs. This tea is a real treat. It arrived well protected so there was minimal breakage. The smell of the dry leaf was intriguing enough, but I was very excited to smell the wet leaf. My first thought was "Christmas". I could detect notes of dried berries, cedar wood, and faint sweet conifer. I was expecting menthol but the taste was more warming than cooling. Definitely a unique tea and one I will bring to share with my tea group.

Deliciously unique!

This tea is very delicate and flavorful! It's one of my very favorite white teas. When brewed a little on the strong side, it gives off some nice fruity notes - definitely not your typical flavor profile for a white tea. I hope this one stays in stock for a long time!

Scott Phillips
Earthy menthol, minty goodness!

While the ruby 18 notes are not quite as high and pronounced in this one, it is still a delicious offering of the cultivar as a white tea and worth having in your stash. Hints of menthol, eucalyptus, and mint are all flavors that come to mind when trying to describe ruby 18. If you love white teas but have yet to try the 18 cultivar then what are you waiting for? Pick some of this up!

Really cool variant of Ruby 18

What's not to like about Ruby 18 teas? You like Assam teas, you like Taiwanese teas. Put them in a room together and they have a child named Ruby (18 years later?) I've never seen a white version of this before. Usually Ruby is dark and mysterious. I like dark and mysterious, but they say change is good for the soul.

Pouring it out into my makeshift teapot, it sort of looks like the leaves I just swept out of the yard. But looks are deceiving. Upon brewing, the unmistakeable warm, raisiny, sweet, rich, almost cinnamony scent of the Ruby tea wafts out of the cup. Closing my eyes, I would say this is slightly fruitier than the Rubys I've tried, but I need to make another batch to be sure. This is excellent. I'm trying to figure out what I want to eat with this.