Taiwan Black – TTES 18

Origin: Taiwan

Pleasant sweetness of baked yam with slight cooling notes of camphor, clove and sarsaparilla. 

Available in 25 gram Bamboo Canister.


About Taiwan Black – TTES 18:

Taiwan Black – TTES 18 is a black tea from Ming Jian, Nantou County, Taiwan. TTES 18 refers to the tea cultivar used (also called Ruby 18). TTES stands for “Taiwan Tea Experiment Station,” a research and development center that works to create new tea cultivars well suited to specific areas across Taiwan. The hand picked leaves of this Taiwanese black tea are long, wiry and stylish. Fans of our Formosa Black will likely enjoy a taste comparison with this tea, which is processed similarly.

Available in a 25 gram Bamboo Canister.

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Baked yam sweetness with slight cooling notes of camphor, clove and sarsaparilla. 

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
190-200°F (88-93°C)3-43-41

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