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 the 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!
Area: Yuchi, Nantou, Sun Moon Lake Area
Status: Certified Organic
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!
***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.