Origin: Taiwan

  • Varietal: Hong Yue Cultivar


  • 2 grams of tea leaves
  • 8 oz. water at 195°F
  • 2 minutes (1st infusion),
    3 minutes (2nd infusion),
    4 minutes (3rd infusion)

This tea comes from Taiwan is quite a unique cup of tea.  It offers a nice strong flavor with tasting notes of sarsaparilla, clove, and sweet dates.

More about Taiwan Ruby tea:

Taiwan Ruby is our name for the Hong Yue (literally “red jade”) cultivar, a premier black tea cultivar in Taiwan that renders a very unique character if processed with skill. Ruby has a very assertive, strong flavored cup with a deep red infusion color and is best for gong fu cha style brewing, using a lot of leaf and short infusion times to yield multiple cups from the same serving of leaf.

Classic black teas offer a timeless taste of tea’s rich history and express a distinct sense of place, determined not only by geography and climate, but also by culture and tradition.