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Sun Moon Lake Black Tea / Tea #18 (日月潭紅茶)

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Premium Taiwan Sun Moon Lake Black Tea (Tea # 18) is rare black (red) tea from Central Taiwan (Yuchi, Nantou County). Also known as Red Jade (Hon Yu).

Sun Moon Lake is located in Nantou County in Central Taiwan. It is surrounded by mountains. Average temperature is very stable during the whole year and humidity is very high. These all enable tea leaves grow rich and intense.

Leaves: are golden red-brown, wide, stretched and slightly twisted.

Since June 2020 the Sun Moon Lake Black Tea is packed in vacuum sealed box, which is cheaper in delivery costs and less in carbon foodprint. Reusable metal tin with traditional design can be ordered separately.


Tea has sweet and light mint taste. By taking a sip of hot tea you feel on your tongue light chill and freshness.


Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put about 3 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out.

Then pour 225-250 ml of boiling water and cover tea pot for 3-5 minutes before serving.

Boiling temperature is 90-95°C (195-205°F).

Steep more for more concentrate and deep taste of the tea.

Additional information

This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.

You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.

Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.

David Goldschmid 05/12/2022
This is my third order of this tea. The smell is relaxing. The taste is slightly sweet/honey-like. I have not found any black tea that compares.
Angela 31/08/2017
I have purchased and LOVE your tea!! I can no longer drink any tea here in America and I am grateful I know now what tea can be!! Thank you for your help and have a happy day at work
Lisa S 08/10/2013
I had never tasted this tea before. Decided to order after have read the description on your website. I really liked the name Sun Moon Lake. When I received a package with this tea, I tried it myself and asked my friend to try it too. We were delighted by the unusual taste which is very different from the typical taste of green tea. Now my friend and me order this tea constantly and call it "our love tea," because I ordered this tea first time when I only met my boyfriend. We are together for a year, me, my boyfriend and our favorite tea.
Roselyn 08/10/2013
This tea has pleasing delicate taste and long-lasting sweetness. When you drink this flavored tea you feel the coolness and mint aroma. Even after the tea has been drunk in the tongue remained the effect of a pleasant tingling.
Really refreshing tea.

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