Ruby 18 Transitional Organic Taiwan Black Tea - Summer 2017

A Black Tea from


79 / 100

Calculated from 3 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Astringent, Biting, Bitter, Floral, Herbs, Medicinal, Orchid, Rosehips, Sage, Tart, Malt
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Typical Preparation
Use 7 oz / 198 ml of water
Set water temperature to 185 °F / 85 °C
Use 4 g of tea
Steep for 1 min, 15 sec
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“This is probably the most floral black tea from outside Darjeeling that I have tried so far. The leaves in a preheated gaiwan smell of rosehips and orchids, while the wet leaves have a...” Read full tasting note
“Prepared it with less water and only a minute steep in comparison to last time. The rating isn’t “worse” I think it’s just a little more strict than my last rating.” Read full tasting note


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: Summer 2017 / 夏 貳零壹柒
Varietal: #18 Ruby / 紅玉 拾捌號
Elevation: 600 M / 陸佰 公尺
Region: Puli / 埔里
Oxidation Level: 85 % / 分之 捌拾伍
Roast Level: 0 / 無

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