Red Jade #18 Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Bergamot, Blackberry, Brown Sugar, Cherry, Malt, Strawberry, White Grapes
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 5 oz / 160 ml

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SWEET AND JUICY WITH NOTES OF BERRIES
Grown in Yuchi township in central Taiwan, this is a fine example of the spectacular black teas that has been coming out of Taiwan recently. Red Jade #18 is a cross between Taiwan’s own unique indigenous tea varietal and a Burmese Assam. This hybrid has been under creation in Taiwan over the last 50 years.

This season’s quality is spectacular with a strong summer fruit and berry aroma. Along with Shan Cha this is one of our favorite black teas. The flavor is very sweet and fruity with notes of berries and summer fruit.

This tea is also known for its mint and cinnamon flavors in its profile. Through storage these flavors transform into sweeter fruit flavors.

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Once in a while a tea comes along that challenges your preconceived notions about that category of tea. For me, this Taiwanese black redefines what black tea should taste like. It’s a magnificent tea, delightfully fruity with a smooth and highly refined taste.

The smell in the bag is heavenly; like tangy, fresh strawberries and dried cherries. A brown sugar aroma like appears after dropping the leaves into a warmed teapot. The first steep was sweet with fruity notes of dark berries and a light malty finish. Second steep was richer with more brown sugar sweetness and notes of bergamot and musk. Next two steeps were silky smooth and had a hint of white grapes.

This was an exquisite tea with fantastic aromatics and a refreshing quality that made for a very pleasant drinking experience. It’s quite different from the full bodied blacks I’m used to. I know Taiwanese blacks are highly regarded but the ones I’d tried up until now failed to impress. Having experienced this tea, I get the hype now. I must say I’m impressed with both of the teas I’ve sampled from The Jade Leaf. I wouldn’t have thought to use them for tea since they are known for teaware. Emilio sources some excellent tea and I’m grateful to have been able to try a couple of them.

Flavors: Bergamot, Blackberry, Brown Sugar, Cherry, Malt, Strawberry, White Grapes

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 160 ML
ashmanra

I love Ruby 18’s.

Ubacat

Wow, I want to order this tea now. Sounds so good.

LuckyMe

I would totally buy more of this tea if they sold it in smaller quantities. But 75g is way too much for an occasional black tea drinker like me

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