Ruby OolongOrganic Oolong Tea

$2.00–$40.00
makes 30 cups
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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.


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.

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
195°F
Steep Time
3 minutes

Traditional Brewing

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

Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

Ingredients

Organic oolong tea

Origin

Doi Mae Salong

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Good tea
Sep 18, 2017
We enjoy the ruby tea. I can re-steep the leaves a few times before throwing them away .
Ginger
Vinton, VA
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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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Afternoon Delight
May 2, 2017
I don't have tea vocabulary, but this tea is my favorite 4:00 tea. I really missed it when I was away, and when I got home, it... read more
Deborah Dorn
Wauwatosa , WI
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Ruby
Apr 24, 2017
Love it!
Fred Pool
Charlottesville, VA
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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 sampled many of their... read more
Gail
Boston, MA
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GailG
Apr 2, 2017
My Favorite Tea
Gail
Boston, MA
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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 perfect, not 1 tbl.
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 nice tea. It has... read more
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 cold tea and is... read more
Douglas Walsh
Hamilton, OH
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Good tea
Sep 18, 2017
We enjoy the ruby tea. I can re-steep the leaves a few times before throwing them away .
Ginger
Vinton, VA
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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 cold tea and is... read more
Douglas Walsh
Hamilton, OH
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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 taste, until one day I... read more
Eric
Cypress, AL
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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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Smooth and sweet
Mar 19, 2017
A lovely aroma, negligible tannins, delicious. Use less than the recommended amount - 1 tsp/cup is perfect, not 1 tbl.
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 nice tea. It has... read more
Aida
Greensboro, NC
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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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GailG
Apr 2, 2017
My Favorite Tea
Gail
Boston, MA
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Ruby
Apr 24, 2017
Love it!
Fred Pool
Charlottesville, VA
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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 afternoon, the Ruby... read more
Kathleen
Ironwood, MI
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oolong
Feb 21, 2017
lovely
Ravenna Taylor
Stockton, NJ
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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 toasty baked bread and... read more
Jim Bates
Madison WI, AL
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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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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 taste, until one day I... read more
Eric
Cypress, AL
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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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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 cold tea and is... read more
Douglas Walsh
Hamilton, OH
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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 nice tea. It has... read more
Aida
Greensboro, NC
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Afternoon Delight
May 2, 2017
I don't have tea vocabulary, but this tea is my favorite 4:00 tea. I really missed it when I was away, and when I got home, it... read more
Deborah Dorn
Wauwatosa , WI
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