Taiwan Black – TTES 18

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


Tea Style



50 grams




Limited Edition

About This Product

Taiwan Black – TTES 18 comes to us from Ming Jian, Nantou County, Taiwan.

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 number 18 refers to the cultivar used (also called Ruby 18).

Fans of our popular Formosa Black will likely enjoy a taste comparison with this tea, which is processed similarly. The hand-picked leaves are long, wiry and stylish, and produce a rich, full-flavored infusion.

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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