Black Tea

Ruby of Formosa N°920


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A high quality black tea from Sun Moon lake in Taiwan

A unique cultivar developed in Taiwan and proudly referencing the original name of the island (Formosa) which Portuguese explorers gave it for its stunning natural beauty. A cross-cultivation between the large Assamica plant and the wild mountain Sinensis variety native to Taiwan

licorice, bitter chocolate, lemon balm

  • Black tea


Temperature Time
Quantity Temperature Time
2 tsp / 250 ml 90° C / 195° F 1st infusion 90 sec.
2nd infusion 60 sec.
3rd infusion 120 sec.

This Taiwanese gem is actually a cross between a large-leaf Assamica variety and the native Taiwanese wild mountain tea. The result is a cultivar whose flavor profile is the best of both worlds. Rife with flavor notes of licorice and dark chocolate, this crown jewel of Taiwanese black teas trades any astringency for a gentle minty finish instead. This unique black tea is actually the product of years of research by Tea Research & Extension Station (TRES) in Taiwan, an effort which granted fellow black tea lovers a tea as rich in history as it is in flavor.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Dr.Wolfgang E.

Ein Tee absolut zum Genießen

Martin B.
The tasting notes from out of space

Für die Bewertung wollte ich mich nochmal richtig mit dem Tee auseinandersetzen und bin erstaunt, was ich gefunden habe. Das Aroma erinnert an ungesüßte Backschokolade/Kakao und der Geschmack beim ersten Aufguss, erinnert an Cola mit einer Zitronenscheibe! Bin auf den zweiten und dritten Aufguss gespannt!

Marek W.
Great choice with clear distinction between infusions

I bought this tea out of curiosity for its origin and it was a right decision. The flavours are great with chocolate dominating each sip. What is more, 1st and 2nd infusion are distinctly different, with th second one being even better. Liked this 'inconsistency' a lot, being a kind of surprise everytime I forgot about it.

Jana C.

Ich mag earl grey vor allem, aber dieser Tee hat mich sehr überrascht und hat mein Herz ganz gewonnen. Kein Gefühl der Adstringenz zu spüren.

Dr. M.G.
Alles tippitoppi.

Ich bestelle meinen Tee schon seit Jahren in Polen, aber die Nicht-Oolong-Sorten gerne hier. Der Teeladen in der alten Schönhauser ist auch ein Genuss.
Ein Teeladen ohne Batikmuff.

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