Ruby #18 is a tea made with the #18 or Hong Yu cultivar. In 1999 the Hong Yu cultivar was created in the TTRES by combining a wild Taiwanese tea varietal with an Assamica varietal from Burma. Ruby #18 is most commonly grown and harvested in Yuqi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan.
Origin: Mingjian, Nantou County, Taiwan
Harvest date: October, 2018
Varietal: Hong Yu
Classification: Red tea
Flavor notes: Chocolate, Cream, Mulberry, Wintergreen
Recommended brewing: 6g of tea; 8oz of water 90 degrees celcius
1.5 minute first infusion