Ruby 18 Organic Taiwan Black Tea - Spring 2015Taiwan Sourcing
Developed in 1984, Ruby 18 was the result of many years research made by TRES (Tea Research & Extension Station). Thanks to its parents ─ Taiwanese Original Wild Tea and Burma Assamica, Ruby 18 creates a very unique and special experience for black tea lovers.
With a strong cinnamon aroma and minty after taste Ruby 18 has secured it's position in the world of traditional black tea after going through the correct methods of processing. The material of this particular tea is from the very first plantation that grew Ruby 18.
Harvest: Spring 2015 / 春 二零一五
Varietal: Ruby 18 / 紅玉十八號
Elevation: 600 M
Region: Puli / 埔里
Oxidation Level: 85 %
Roast Level: 0
Best Time of Savouring (Reference Only): Anytime
Licorice sweet and long after-taste. Something fruity like dried longan stays in the mouth. Lovely and elegant with each steep!
I was so surprised when I first tried Ruby 18. Tastes like black licorice to me. Everyone I share it with is a new convert.
As an old dog who has been a fan of Ruby 18 a lot, this is the most authentic Ruby 18 with its potent cinnamon and mint taste with a delightful body. This Ruby 18 is almost fruity for how a black tea can be. Could be enjoy with Kung Fu style, or even make it into milk tea will be a pleasant experience.