Sun Moon Lake Red Jade Black Tea - Art of Tea Vessels

Sun Moon Lake Red Jade Black Tea

Sun Moon Lake Red Jade Black Tea Product Descriptions

Before World War II when Japan occupied Taiwan, the Japanese established Tea Manufacture Experiment Station.  As they found that Taiwan’s climate and geographic conditions are perfect for tea plantations. During this period of time, they imported Assam tea from Indian and Sri Lanka. Since then, Taiwan has been improving the taste of Assam tea for over  60 years. The most successful type of black tea from the improvement of Assam tea is Red Jade Black Tea, also known as Ruby Red Tea.

Furthermore, they also identified that Sun Moon Lake is an excellent place to grow this tea. It offered an ideal growing climate and altitude, as a result, the tea has natural cinnamon and a light mint taste. The multiple flavours made the tea doesn’t require adding sugar or milk to improve its taste, which is perfect for those who love premium red tea.

Weight: 75 g and 120g

Packaging: sealed aluminium bag in a tea caddy

Taste: Cinnamon and light mint

The appearance of the tea leaf: black long full leaf buds

Colour of Tea: Ruby red

Season: 2021 spring tea

Roasted: roasted

Oxidation: 100%

Elevation: 800-900 M

Origin: Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan




Choose Your Tea Based on Your Preference

There are two key factors that decide the tastes and aroma of the teas.

  1. Roasting Process-Tea leaves contain natural sucrose sugar and the roasting process extracts the sweetness aroma and taste from the tea. Among all types of teas, only Oolong Tea goes through roasting process and Taiwan is the best in Oolong Tea. 
  2. Oxidisation Process: this process also decides the tea beverage colours, aroma, and flavours. 
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What is Oolong Tea?

Oolong Tea is a traditional semi-oxidised Chinese tea category. It produces through a process including withering the plant under strong oxidation. Among all the origins, Taiwanese Oolong Tea is famous for the premium high mountain Oolong Tea. But, are you wondering why Taiwan produces higher grade teas?

Firstly, it’s about weather and geographic conditions.  Taiwan’s climate is very variable during four seasons.  Besides, it has many high, steep mountains with diverse weather conditions. Moreover, the altitude and soil are different too.  These factors cause differences in tea leave appearance, aroma, and it gives the tea multiple flavours.

Carefully hand-selected using only the most delicate leaves, this tea offers a deliciously golden-yellow liquor with the most wonderful jasmine-sweet flavour. What’s more, it provides the most refreshing and satisfying infusion, which suits any time of the day.

Check this link to learn more about Oolong Tea


Oolong Tea Brewing Guide

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water amount

Tea to water ratio: 1g tea: 100 ml water
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Water Temperature

– 90-95°C for bold pellets tea
– 80-90°C for long curly-leaf buds teas
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Brewing time

– 8 mins for bold pellets tea
– 5 mins for long curly-leaf buds teas
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