Review: Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company Ruby Red Black Tea

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Thumbs up!"This tea wouldn't make my top ten list as I do prefer more depth in my black teas however it did make for a great breakfast tea. "
Shaiha’s Teaview: 7/10
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beautifulrubyredtaiLately I have been leaning more and more toward black teas so I was excited to both meet a new vendor and try out a black tea grown in Taiwan. I must admit that I wasn't that impressed by their website. It has some gorgeous pictures of the teas and teaware but it lacked a search function and I find that gray text on a lighter gray background to be slightly difficult to read. I can only imagine how hard it would be for people that have a vision impairment.

I was blown away by the size of the leaves in my sample. Rather then the tiny leaves that one usually sees with black tea, these leaves were huge. Some of them topped over two inches. The only way to get an accurate measurement with these babies is to use a scale. The dry leaves have a minty, fruity aroma. I set up the leaves to brew using boiling water and a steep time of 3 minutes.

The resulting liquor is a golden brown with a slight malty aroma. This is a stout tea that would hold up to cream and sugar. In fact, I had to add a touch of rock sugar as the tea was a bit harsh for my tastes otherwise. It has a faint malty taste with a lingering dryness.

This tea wouldn't make my top ten list as I do prefer more depth in my black teas however it did make for a great breakfast tea. It does bear a resemblance to Assam and could easily be drank in place of.

— To purchase Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company Ruby Red Black Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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