Review: Eco Cha Red Jade Black Tea

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Thumbs up!"A delightful black tea that keeps going strong through a second steep."
Shaiha’s Teaview: 9.2/10
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ecocharedjadeI am an oolong girl but there are times when I run across a black tea that just blows my socks off. That is just what happened when I made up a sample of Red Jade Black Tea from Eco-Cha was created to represent the artisan tea industry in Taiwan and from the various teas that I have sampled from them, they definitely live up to their mission.

The dry leaves were long and a dark charcoal black. They gave up the delightful aroma of both honey and mint. I set them up to brew using boiling water and a steep time of 2 minutes. The resulting liquor is a dark reddish-brown with a malty, minty fragrance.

The taste was a real delight. I was able to pick up brown sugar, malt, cloves with just a hint of cinnamon. There was also a lingering minty aftertaste. As the tea cooled it became sweeter so I would be willing to bet that it would make for a great iced tea.

I don't usually resteep a black tea but I took a chance on this one. The second steep blessed me with flavors of plums and apricots along with even more sweetness. The minty aftertaste is still present. What a great multi-layered tea!

If you are looking for an unusual, long lasting black tea then you can't go wrong with this offering. It is one that I have put on my list to pick up for my personal stash.

— To purchase Eco Cha Red Jade 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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