Sun Moon Lake Black Tea / Tea #18 (日月潭紅茶)
- Region: Sun Moon Lake Area
- Harvest: 2020
- Availability: In Stock
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. 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.
This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can 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.
From our blog
Tea production is a series of various steps, which starts with freshly-plucked leaf and ends with dry tea leaves which are ready to brew. Some steps are common for all kinds of tea and (plucking, sorting etc) and other are unique for different kinds of tea. Fermentation is one of them and tea is often described as either not-fermented, semi-fermented or fermented.
Two wild, indigenous tea subspecies, Taiwan Mountain Tea and Red Sprout Mountain Tea, were discovered in Taiwan as early as the 17th century. However, they had little economic value and were not widely used due to their bitter taste and thin, brittle leaves.
More than 200 years ago, some tea trees from Fujian Province in continental China were delivered to Taiwan. It was the beginning of the tea culture in Taiwan.
Tea experts know, that tea taste depends on different factors, including tea ware, temperature of brewing water and brewing time. How to brew tea properly in order to fully enjoy tea taste?
We get a lot of questions, where people ask: What is the difference between oolongs from Taiwan and China? Why Taiwan tea is more expensive compare with tea from China?
First of all look on the map of that part of the world and compare China Mainland and Taiwan.