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      Ruby 18

      Origin: Taiwan
      Estate: Nantou
      Taiwanese Black Tea

      Taiwanese Black Tea

      Remarkable, delightfully unusual tea from the land of magnificent Oolong. An absolute treat of round, full, Assam-like notes, delicate cinnamon & what can best be described as Wintergreen coolness, almost menthol in taste & mouth feel. Long gently twisted leaves of this Sin Shin/Assamica hybrid are hand crafted by Tea Master William Huang. We are humbled & so fortunate to have met this remarkable young tea man....and we hope that he will always make a portion of his exceptional Ruby 18 for SerendipiTea to share with you!

      See further below for Steeping Instructions

      $40.00 each


      Steeping Instructions

      1. Fill kettle with fresh water, then heat.

      2. Warm your teapot with a little hot water, discard, place your tea leaves in teapot, allowing heat of the pot to release bouquet of the tea leaves.

      3. Heat water to rolling boil (212°). Steep 1 teaspoon (2.5 g/8 oz. cup) up to 5 minutes.

      *Vary time according to taste, & remember that steeping tea leaves beyond 5 mins does not contribute to flavor, only bitterness.

      • 4 oz. box makes approx. 50 cups
      • 1 oz. Sample makes approx. 10 cups

      *see Tea Caddy for storage option*

      Transfer contents of box to an air-tight,opaque ceramic or tin kept away from heat and moisture.

      All retail packaging components are manufactured in the USA. The box is made from post-consumer-recycled Kraft; the sealed inner bag is sustainably sourced compostable plant-derived material (Nature Flex), labels are made from recycled content with water-soluble inks. All handling, blending, packing is done by hand on-site at SerendipiTea.