Charcoal Roast Ruby 18
A fun take on the now familiar Ruby 18 Black Tea genre, this lightly charcoal roasted tea brings as added warmth and depth to the classic red fruit, deep malt and minty aftertaste of Ruby 18.
Found by chance at our charcoal roasting friend's place in Dongding, only a limited amount is available right now as they only had a small test batch to share. If people enjoy it, we will get some more made!
Area: Yuchi, Nantou, Sun Moon Lake Area
Cultivar: Ruby 18
Season: Summer, 2020
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch, charcoal roast
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.
***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.