Taiwan Ruby 18 Black

Ruby 18 is a modern Taiwanese invention, also known as Sun Moon Lake black tea. This cultivar is a cross between indigenous Taiwanese tea bushes and Assam varietal bushes. It was bred by a member of the Taiwan Tea reform institute back in 1999.

The farmer who produced this tea does detailed work. The leaves are beautiful, long and have a nice sheen. The broth is refined and medium bodied. The flavor has notes of caramel and roasted sweet potato, and the unique Ruby 18 mint note.