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Ruby OolongOrganic Oolong Tea

$2.00–$40.00
makes 30 cups

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USDA Organic

Description

Elevation: 1,600m
Cultivar: Ruanzhi "Soft Stem" Oolong Cultivar (a strain of Qingxin)
Harvest Season: October 2015

Ruby Oolong is a special type of oolong tea produced in the Doi Mae Salong mountainous region in northern Thailand. This full-bodied oolong tea is deeply oxidized and slowly baked to bring out complex layers of cacao, raisins, and black cherry with a sublime, elegant structure. The soil in northern Thailand is soft and loamy, providing a concentration of nutrients not found in other oolong tea origins. This lends a unique sweetness and rich viscosity in mouthfeel. Ruby Oolong is an excellent introduction to the world of oolong tea with its deliciously sweet caramelized fruit and chocolate aromas that permeate the air as soon as it is brewed.


Origin

Doi Mae Salong, Thailand

Tasting Notes

Named for its brilliant red infusion, this full-bodied, deeply fermented oolong is slow baked to bring out complex layers of cacao, raisins and black cherry.

Ingredients

Organic oolong tea

Preparation

Leaf Amount
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
195°F
Steep Time
3 minutes

Traditional Preparation

Gaiwan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 25% of a porcelain gaiwan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

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Ruby Oolang
Jun 22, 2018
Best Thai oolong I've ever tasted. Red color fades after first steep but flavor holds to 3rd steep.
Matt
Fairfax , VA
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Outstanding!
Apr 12, 2018
One of my favorite teas! I especially enjoy it during the transition from winter into spring. Thank you,...
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Lynn
Suffield, CT
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Nice
Mar 28, 2018
This is a good tea. Very flavorful. Displays other tastes with subsequent steeps.
Anthony
PARKVILLE, MD
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Ruby Oolong - Very nice tea
Jan 26, 2018
I am really, really enjoying this tea. I first discovered ruby oolong in a cafe nearby, which then...
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Rebecca
Cambridge, MA
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Sooooooo love this tea
Jan 21, 2018
I truly love this tea along with all the other Rishi teas I have. I don't drink coffee and have tea at...
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Tammy Werner
Lincolnshire, IL
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A smooth cuppa!
Jan 9, 2018
Wow! This is my favorite oolong to date. Light but full-bodied, rich taste with a smooth feel. I highly...
Vicki
Chicago , IL
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A smooth and lovely cuppa!
Dec 16, 2017
What a flavorful cup of oolong! Such a delight to savor. . . and to think it has no extra ingredients. I am...
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Vicki
Chicago, IL
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Ruby diamonds
Nov 1, 2017
Fermentation adds a world of depth to the already deep flavors of oolong tea. If you enjoy unique teas...
Chris
Sparks , NV
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Rubt Oolong
Sep 22, 2017
My favorite Oolong to date. Best brewed Gong Fu style. Rinse, 190F 2nd brew is the best. Very fruity...
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Clyde
Charlottesvle, VA
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GailG
Apr 2, 2017
My Favorite Tea
Gail
Boston, MA
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GailG
Apr 2, 2017
Submitted prior in error before finished! I have become a serious tea lover because of Rishi. Having...
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Gail
Boston, MA
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Ruby
Apr 24, 2017
Love it!
Fred Pool
Charlottesville, VA
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Smooth and sweet
Mar 19, 2017
A lovely aroma, negligible tannins, delicious. Use less than the recommended amount - 1 tsp/cup is...
Keren
Cambridge, MA
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My favorite afternoon tea
Mar 3, 2017
I am drinking this tea as I type this review. It has become my afternoon routine to sit down and enjoy this...
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Aida
Greensboro, NC
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Does it have caffeine
Jul 7, 2015
What is the caffeine content?
Owner Response: Hello Ty - Yes Ruby Oolong has some caffeine. It is a true tea made from Camellia sinensis, the tea plant. All types of true tea contain some caffeine. We have not measured the caffeine content of Ruby Oolong but we guess it has somewhere between 1/3 - 1/2 the amount of caffeine found in a cup of coffee. A cup of coffee has about 90 - 120 mg / 8 ounces. Tea in general contains about 30 - 50 mg / 8 ounces. We hope you enjoy Ruby Oolong. -Rishi
Ty
Louis, AL
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Robust and Delicious
Dec 16, 2015
This tea was a wonderful surprise. I avoided it for some time, thinking it would be too strong for my...
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Eric
Cypress, AL
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My daily drinker
Feb 27, 2017
This is my favorite tea. Its almost impossible to over-brew or to scortch the tea. It makes amazing hot and...
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Douglas Walsh
Hamilton, OH
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Ruby Oolong
Jul 14, 2017
This is my go to tea. I gave this as a gift.
Clyde Pool
Charlottesvle, VA
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oolong
Feb 21, 2017
lovely
Ravenna Taylor
Stockton, NJ
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Ruby Oolang
Jun 22, 2018
Best Thai oolong I've ever tasted. Red color fades after first steep but flavor holds to 3rd steep.
Matt
Fairfax , VA
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Harmonious
Jul 22, 2016
Mellifluous and malty; dry to off dry; cola and sarsaparilla. A fine cuppa anytime of the day.
David A. Mihaila
Diamond Head, HI
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A Nice Afternoon Tea
Jan 1, 2017
I really like the ball rolled Ruby Oolong tea and I can get three to five cups with one serving. In the...
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Kathleen
Ironwood, MI
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Thai Ruby Oolong
Jun 14, 2015
An excellent and affordable dark Oolong, and the only tea I've ever had from Thailand. Deep dark roasty...
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Jim Bates
Madison WI, AL
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Smooth and sweet
Mar 19, 2017
A lovely aroma, negligible tannins, delicious. Use less than the recommended amount - 1 tsp/cup is...
Keren
Cambridge, MA
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GailG
Apr 2, 2017
My Favorite Tea
Gail
Boston, MA
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My favorite afternoon tea
Mar 3, 2017
I am drinking this tea as I type this review. It has become my afternoon routine to sit down and enjoy this...
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Aida
Greensboro, NC
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My daily drinker
Feb 27, 2017
This is my favorite tea. Its almost impossible to over-brew or to scortch the tea. It makes amazing hot and...
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Douglas Walsh
Hamilton, OH
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