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Sun Moon Lake Red Jade Black Tea

Refined Red Tea

Weight: 75 g/120g

Packaging: sealed aluminium bag in a tea caddy with a gift bag

Taste: Cinnamon and light mint

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

Colour of Tea: Ruby red

Season: 75g 2019 spring tea/120g 2020 spring tea

Roasted: un-roasted

Oxidation: 100%

Elevation: 800-900 M

Origin: Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

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Story of Sun Moon Lake Red Jade Black Tea

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 plantation. 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 ideal crowing climate and altitude, as a result, the tea has natural cinnamon and light mint taste. The multiple flavours made the tea doesn’t even require adding sugar or milk to improve its taste, which is perfect for those who love premium red tea.

Brewing Guide:

Tea to water ratio: 1:80 or 100; use filtered water and ceramic teaware to enhance the flavour. Suggesting only add milk or sugar in the 2nd steep to taste the original flavour

Water temperature: 80-90°C

Brewing time: 5 minutes. 1-3 re-steeping

Roasted Tea or unrested tea?

Tea leaves contain natural sucrose sugar and the roasting process extracts the sweetness aroma and taste from the tea. Among all tea types,  only Oolong Tea goes through roasting process and Taiwan is the best in Oolong Tea. 

Tea Oxidisation and Taste

Among all different type of teas, only Oolong Tea goes through both outdoor and indoor oxidisation processes. These processes gave the tea different beverage colours, aroma, and flavours. Now you can choose tea depending on your preference, whether you like delicate garden-fresh tea or rich sweet fruit flavour.

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.

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