Ruby 18 is a truly unique tea. It is a hybrid between a wild grown Formosan tea and a Burmese Assamica. It is considered a black tea as it has been fully oxidized, which is very rare for Taiwan. However, this tea has made a name for itself due to its very unique taste and aroma. Grown near the beautiful Sun Moon Lake in Nantou, Taiwan, this tea is definitely one of our favourites!
Why #18? In Taiwan, whenever a new tea type is discovered and perfected, it will have a number allocated to it. Milk Oolong, aka Jin Xuan Oolong is #12, Jade Oolong is #13 and Ruby aka Hong Yu (or red jade) is #18.
Tasting Notes: Molasses, Malt, Fall Leaves
Region: Nantou, Taiwan
Serving: 3g | Temp: 90C | Steep time: 3min
Ingredients: black tea