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Review: American Tea Room Ruby Black

Ruby Red is a black tea that comes from Taiwan which is famous for their oolongs. It is a hybrid of native Myanmar and imported Assam trees planted by Japanese growers in the 1920’s which were rediscovered after an earthquake in 1999.

Review: American Tea Room Ruby Black

For me, the thing that absolutely sets this one apart from the herd is that pop of wintergreen. It kind of lends a clean aroma and gives a bit of tingle to your mouth. I also loved the smoothness, the malt and the touch of spices (clove and cinnamon).

Review: American Tea Room Ruby Black

This tea comes from a new species of tea tree; TTES No.18, or Ruby, was developed by the Council of Agriculture’s Tea Research and Extension Station (TRES) and is grown by Seshui farmers. The Ruby tea tree was derived from the hybridization of a Burmese tea tree and Taiwan’s wild tea and is remarkable for a cinnamon fragrance with a slight hint of mint.

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