Red Jade (aka Ruby Black or TTES#18)
Red Jade (aka Ruby Black or TTES#18) Red Jade (aka Ruby Back or TTES#18, but Red Jade is the closest to its original meaning in Chinese) is the most famous black in Yuchi, Nantou (Sun Moon Lake). It another hybrid variety (between Taiwan local mountain tea and Myanmar big leaf variety) developed by TTES (Taiwan Tea Experimental Station)
Brewing method: 3 gram tea with 150 ml boiling water, suggest brew time is 3 min
Appearance: Deep golden, but if brew longer (say 4 min), the appearance will become Ruby, of course.
Nose: Strong note of cinnamon and mint
Palate: liquor body is medium. It’s truly amazing. Even though the tea is hot, the cool feeling of mint spread out in your palate after taking the first sip.
Aftertaste: long and lasting. the feeling of mint and fragrance of cinnamon hovers for minutes
Overall: It is a amazing tea which I highly recommend. The fragrance is so special that no other black has a similar taste.