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Smooth Ruby 18 – Loose-leaf black tea
Ruby 18 Loose-Leaf Black Tea is a wonderfully popular tea from Taiwan, smooth and complex it has a delightfully sweet after-taste.
Named after the leaf Cultivar from which it is grown, Ruby No. 18 was developed by Taiwan’s Tea Research Extension Station.
The tea has a bold red liquor and 90% oxidation, so is it a black tea? Ruby 18 is in some ways neither a black tea nor an oolong.
The leaves are bruised in a bamboo drum much like a traditional oolong, but the oxidation is higher, closer to a black tea, and noticeably higher than a Darjeeling 1st Flush which is usually considered a black tea.
We have chosen to label Ruby 18 as a black, as we think it will become a new favourite among our black tea drinkers, particularly those that enjoyed our Georgian Old Lady!
Expect layers of caramel, dark honey, stone fruits and a menthol undertone.
At Team Tea it is our mission to make every tea you drink great.
We are passionate about selecting only the finest loose leaf teas, ethically sourced and never compromising on taste or quality.
Our Tea will arrive in sustainable packaging, this has been designed to protect your teas on the move and be kind to the planet.
Join us on our journey to banish disappointing brews.
Ingredients || Luxury Loose-Leaf Black Tea
Warning, packed in an environment that contains nuts
Caffeine || Yes
Tasting Notes || Layers of caramel, dark honey, stone fruits and a menthol undertone
We recommend brewing at 95°C for 3 minutes, and the leaves should be good for a second infusion!
Ready to ship in 1-2 business days from United Kingdom (UK)
We aim to dispatch orders within 2 working days, usually less, and we will notify you when your order has been dispatched. Our orders are shipped using Royal Mail 2nd Class and are usually delivered within 2-3 days
At Team Tea we work very hard, and take care to ensure that all goods are supplied to our customers in perfect condition and that every possible precaution is taken to protect the integrity of the product that is sold. For hygiene reasons, it is our policy that we do not exchange or refund tea, except where the item is faulty.
If you have received the wrong item, or it was damaged in transit, please contact us asap, and we will put it right!
Slide Tin (9g), Regular Tin (60g)
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