Ruby Oolong
Qingming Special Garden Direct Organic Oolong Tea

makes 30 cups
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Cultivar: Ruan Zhi
Harvest: April 7, 2017
Elevation: 1,125m

A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.
This micro-lot of organic Qingming Ruby Oolong was hand-made by a third generation oolong tea artisan inDoi Mae Salong in northern Thailand. Only a very limited amount of this extraordinary tea was made. Explore our Doi Mae Salong Travelogue and learn more about our 2017 trip to Thailand.

Tasting Notes

Handcrafted by an expert oolong master in Doimaesalong, Thailand, this special qingming Ruby Oolong micro-lot has a silken mouthfeel and notes of dark cherry, aged balsamic, ruby port, and dark chocolate.

Traditional Brewing

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 25% of a porcelain Gaiwan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 30 seconds, 3rd infusion 1 minute, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes


Organic oolong tea


Doi Mae Salong