Sun Moon Lake Ruby Red

This honey fragrant red tea (also known as black tea) has been cultivated to perfection for over 50 years by the Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Station. It only grows in one region in the world — the mountainous region of Sun Moon Lake, which is truly as beautiful as it sounds. 

This Ruby Red tea is grown on a family farm, then handpicked and processed by Joshua and his family who are third generation tea farmers. The aroma is robust and floral with hints of honey, dried fruit, and cinnamon. The first sip offers a smooth and velvety texture that fills the mouth with a fruity sweetness. In later cups the tea notes become more complex and layered. 

Like a full body glass of red wine, the tea is dry and brings a warm and relaxing energy to the body. The tea's energizing properties can stimulate creativity and focus, making it a perfect choice for a morning ritual or afternoon break. This tea is delicate balance between strength and softness.

Tea Details

cultivar: ruby 18
status: conventional 
method: hand picked, processed on site
season: 2022
elevation: 750 m
region: Sun Moon Lake, Nantou, Taiwan

Tasting Notes

fragrance of honey, dried fruit, cinnamon 
full-bodied, velvety smooth texture
tastes fruity and spiced with a hint of nutty sweetness 
ending with a clean dry, sweet and bitter taste 
astringent mouth coat, like tannins of a bold red wine

Brewing Details

serving size per person: 2-4 grams or 1-2 tbsp
water temperature: 100°C 

gong fu style | small teapot 

amount of water: 150 ml
brewing length: 20 sec, 20 sec, +15 sec for each steep after
number of steep: 6+ steeps

western style | mug or french press 

amount of water: 400 ml
brewing length: 3-4 minutes
number of steep: 2 steeps

  • Happy

    You are basically a piece of the sun. Feeling full of positive energy, joyful and so satisfied with life and yourself. Your rays of joy spread through your enhanced social energy. 

  • Relaxed

    A mellow feeling, like a compilation of calm, ease and tension release in the mind and body. Leaving you in a state of contentment, peacefulness, and inner stillness.

  • Focused

    You feel like a laser with intense clarity. You have a sense of purposeful alert attention. Distractions dissolve and you have a heightened sense of concentration and control, which equals productivity.

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Activation Collection

A source of “clean” energy to fuel the body. This tea activates your mind, motivates your attention to focus and is sustaining without a huge dip, which is rare.This tea wake up your energy, qi, shakti, life force energy. This energetic feeling gives space for expansion and gentle power in the mind-body. 

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Benefits of this Tea

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-aging
  • Increases blood circulation 
  • Reduces fatigue, energizes the body (it is about the tea energy/qi not just caffeine)
  • Reduces free radicals in the body, is cancer preventative

sun and moon, an alchemy refined 

harmony of earth and sky entwined