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Sun Moon Lake Red Jade Loose Leaf Black Tea

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Origin(s): Assam (India) India (Multi Regions) Japan Taiwan
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Sun Moon Lake Red Jade Loose Leaf Black Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea

Tea Region: Sun Moon Lake, Nantou, Taiwan

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Clear, mahogany coloured liquor.  
  • Aroma: Intense aromas of pastis, fennel, spearmint, eucalyptus with a hint of clove, which evolves into ripe stone fruit (dark plum) and floral (lavender, violet) aromas. 
  • Flavour: Fennel, pastis, woody, clove, baked apple, floral (lavender, violet) notes. 
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, powerful, complex liquor with velvety mouthfeel. Sustained sweet, refreshing, minty finish. 

Brewing Guidance

  • Measure 3g of tea per 200ml water. Boil water to 95℃. Steep for 3-5 minutes.

Reference: Op. 411

Sun Moon Lake Red Jade Loose Black Tea

Tips for Tea Connoisseurs

Sun Moon Lake Red Jade is the most celebrated and sought-after black tea in Taiwan. Made from tea leaves of Red Jade cultivar (aka. TRES. NO.18), which is the unique hybrid cultivar between a strain of Assam cultivar (i.e. Camellia Sinensis Assamica) imported from Burma and a wild indigenous mountain tea plant in Taiwan, Red Jade cultivar offers sweeter, less malty and less astringent black tea than the pure Assam cultivar, with a much more complex flavour profile. 

Our Sun Moon Lake Red Jade black tea is made from the tea leaves of Red Jade cultivar tea plants grown on the hills of the picturesque Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County, a major tea growing region in Taiwan, home to many celebrated oolong and black teas. 

Delicately hand-picked and processed, our Sun Moon Lake Red Jade offers a complex, powerful, full-bodied infusion with distinctive aromas and flavours ranging from fennel, pastis, woody, clove to baked apple and floral (lavender, violet) notes. It is a truly unique black tea that will be much appreciated by lovers of fine, dark oolong teas as well. 

Sun Moon Lake area was initially developed for Assam black tea cultivation during the Japanese colonisation period in the early 20th century. After the devastating earthquake in 1999, many tea gardens growing Assam cultivar have been destroyed. Taiwan Research and Extension Station (henceforth TRES) decided to rebuild the black tea industry, by introducing unique tea cultivars. In particular, Red Jade cultivar has been a tremendous success since its official introduction in 1999 and its cultivation has brought a renaissance of speciality black tea production in Sun Moon Lake region.   

An absolute must add to your black tea repertoire! 

Black tea is known to be just as beneficial as green tea for our health and well-being. A recent study indicates several health benefits of black tea by demonstrating that flavonoids found in black tea boost the immune system to prevent flu and other viral infection and encourage the growth of healthy microorganism in the liver to boost energy metabolism and weight loss. 

If you like this product you may also like Yunnan Purple Buds, Nangang Honey Black, Medium Roasted Dong Ding and Olive Leaf Infusion Bliss.

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