Ruby is our name for the Hong Yue (literally "red jade") cultivar, a premier black tea cultivar in Taiwan that renders a very unique character if processed with skill. Ruby has a very assertive, strong flavored cup with a deep red infusion color and is best for gong fu cha style brewing, using a lot of leaf and short infusion times to yield multiple cups from the same serving of leaf.
Tasting Notes: Remarkably strong with exotic
notes of wintergreen, camphor,
allspice and tropical fruits
Ingredients: Black Tea
Additional Info: Classic black teas offer a timeless taste
of tea's rich history and express a
distinct sense of place, determined not
only by geography and climate, but also
by culture and tradition.
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 2 minutes (1st infusion), 3 minutes (2nd infusion), 4 minutes (3rd infusion)
Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.
For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Guywan
We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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