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Ruby Passion Tea Ball
Ruby Passion Tea Ball
Ruby Passion Tea Ball
Ruby Passion Tea Ball

Ruby Passion Tea Ball

Regular price $26.00

Ruby Passion Tea Ball

 

This one-of-a-kind tea is a strange one! This spring, fresh Ruby 18 Black Tea was mixed with the fresh pulp of passion fruit, then the mixture was returned to the passion fruit husk and steamed, dried, baked, steamed, dried and baked again. We have aged it a couple months and now it is ready for release!

The flavor is hard to describe. Sweet, sour, fruity, minty. The passion fruit is a perfect pairing with the Ruby 18 Cultivar and adds complexity to both flavors. It is a truly a one of a kind tea!

**Like all our teas, there are no artificial added flavors, colors or chemicals in this tea. All flavors are completely natural and agrochemical-free!**

Elevation: 300m

Status: Agrochemcial free

Cultivar: Ruby 18 and Organic Passion Fruit

Oxidization: 100% for the tea

Season: Spring 2021

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

Region: Rueishuei, Hualien

Recommend Brewing Style:

Honestly, we don't really know! You can treat it like a puer, or a black tea, or even a pour over coffee. Water-to-tea ratio is also up to you but we recommend starting with the standard 5g per 150ml of water and adjusting from there.  Everything is fair game as this tea is so unique. In general, it seems drinking it with the peel is a much better experience as the fruity sweet sour taste is more pronounced. Treating it like a puer with short steeps also seems to work well.

***While this tea is legally preserved for export, it may fall under gray areas for some bureaucrats/zealots. If it does get confiscated unjustly at customs please rest assured that we will refund the money to you. We will take that risk upon ourselves!***

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kim_qi_78
Passionate for passion tea!

Perhaps you've had gong ting aged in the husk of a tangerine. And perhaps it was a magical experience. However, I would argue that ruby 18 black aged in the husk of passionfruit will be a positively sublime experience. I brew the tea leaves and pieces of the husk both gong fu and western style. There are subtle differences between the brews, notably sweetness and tartness, coupled with the typical Ruby 18 licorice/anise/mild menthol flavor and aroma. A unique tea to say the least!

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Scott Phillips
A black tea tropical paradise!

Um, where have these been all my life? This is the first tea I've ever tried that was cured inside a fruit. I have always loved tropical fruits and this is like tropical fruit paradise in a black tea! The ruby 18 cultivar pairs so well with passion fruit! I can't help but think this is how tea was truly meant to be flavored. Cured inside a real fruit!