Tea: Taiwan Ruby Black Tea (Hong Yue Premium)

A Black Tea from Rishi Tea

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Taiwan Ruby Black Tea (Hong Yue Premium)
Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Black Tea
Region:Nantou, Taiwan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:2 View All

Review of Taiwan Ruby Black Tea (Hong Yue Premium)

AromaFlavorValueTotal
10 of 105 of 55 of 5100 of 100
OutstandingExcellentOutstanding

this is the first hong yue / ruby black i've tried.

when i sip it, i primarily get a smooth, somewhat malty taste. the aroma is sweet, but there's also something else.. something cooling. i guess it's like aromatic, volatile terpene/camphor/evergreen/eucalyptus type of a smell&feeling.

it's certainly complex, and many of the notes disappear as i sip. if i set the cup down for a moment and then try it again, the nuances return.

the terpene/camphor aroma is especially strong coming off of the steeped leaves.

i really love this tea. it was $11 for 50g, and i think rishi sold out of it within a month or so of offering it.

i've been brewing it with 200degF water, and it's been good for several infusions.

i've seen a few other sources for this type of tea, and many of them seem to be considerably more expensive than this offering was. hrm.

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