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Ruby 18

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Black Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Lisa (harmony_bites)
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  • “This is critical of me to say, but this doesn't taste like any Ruby 18 I've had before....which leads me to think that it isn't a real one. Carries a bitter edge, lacks the complex nature that...” Read full tasting note
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    sftgfop 122 tasting notes
  • “Very good tea with slightly malty assam notes, yet not really assam-like. Hard to describe. A bit expensive to me, since I like other teas better that are cheaper, but I'd drink it any time. Did...” Read full tasting note
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    nvnohi 23 tasting notes

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This gold medal winning black tea from Taiwan brews up extremely smooth, rich, and slightly sweet. It is a cross between the Assam tea plant and the native Taiwan Chin Shin cultivar.

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This is critical of me to say, but this doesn’t taste like any Ruby 18 I’ve had before….which leads me to think that it isn’t a real one. Carries a bitter edge, lacks the complex nature that I’ve enjoyed in the others.

Does have a malty assam side to it…but wouldn’t order this tea again.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Very good tea with slightly malty assam notes, yet not really assam-like. Hard to describe. A bit expensive to me, since I like other teas better that are cheaper, but I’d drink it any time. Did mine in a typical mesh infuser, 21oz boiling water in Adagio personaliTEA teapot, 2 tablespoons of tea, maybe 3 minutes. I accidentally left it about 7 minutes the other day and it did NOT GET BITTER!! In fact it was better than I’d remembered…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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