Wednesday, January 11, 2012

IFTA Global Tea Tasters Club - Ruby Black Tea

Country of Origin: Taiwan
Leaf Appearance: very dark with a twisted and curled shape
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 1 minute
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: dark amber

This tea was part of the October Global Tea Tasters Club that is distributed by the International Tea Farms Alliance. The literature that was included with the shipment explained that it was grown at the Yuan Shiang tea farm in Nantou County, Taiwan. I really enjoyed having background information on the farmer and where the tea came from. This tea was crisp and nutty with hints of cinnamon. There was also a toastiness that almost reminded me of fresh baked bread. I would definitely recommend this tea.