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.
We stumbled across this tea on a recent sourcing trip and decided to pick some up as the price quality ratio was just about right. If you enjoy the Ruby 18 Cultivar and want a tea that you can drink daily in an affordable way, this one is for you!
Area: Yuchi, Nantou, Sun Moon Lake Area
Cultivar: Ruby 18,
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!