Region : Nantou, Taiwan
Leaf Appearance: Long, curly/twisted, relatively large tea leaves with some stems.
Steeping: 3 gr of tea with 200 ml water at 95 Celsius degrees about 4 minutes.
Liquor: Between red and brown
Even though Taiwan is known for their exquisite oolong teas, some Taiwanese black teas I’ve tried so far are nothing short of amazing. Red Jade Spring by Taiwan Tea Crafts is definitely one of these teas; it comes from famous Sun Moon Lake area in Nantou, Taiwan. Dry tea leaves are hand picked, long and twisted. They smell citrusy and extremely fruity which reminded me of Oriental Beauty.
When it’s infused it produces between red and brown liquor. Flavor is very rich with spicy notes and hint of smokiness. It tastes a little astringent but nothing you can not handle without sweetener. What I like most about this tea is its lingering aftertaste which is quite rich as well.
Overall it’s a great black tea which offers oolong-like richness. It’s for those who would like to try some unorthodox black tea!