RED JADE 25g
Region: Longtan town, Taoyuan
Taste: Hints of malt sugar and mint
Best time of day: Afternoon or with meals
Benefits: Increases alertness, controls blood sugar, lowers cholesterol and the risk of heart disease
Brew: Water 95°C Amount: 3g / 250ml water Infusions: 30/35/45seconds
Also known as Taiwan No.18, this Red Jade is a hybrid of Assam tea from India with a wild tea found in Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan. Originally devised by the government to promote a Taiwanese black tea, its popularity with tea connoisseurs began almost 50 years ago.
This fully oxidised tea yields the full body and character of an Assam, coupled with exuberant fruit notes of wild plum and cinnamon, ending with a fresh menthol finish.
Of all the Red Jades we have tasted in Taiwan, this tea made by Mr Yu is by far the best to tantalise and satisfy.