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Yuchi Red Jade Black Tea T-18

Yuchi Red Jade Black Tea T-18

£3.50

Simply put...

Our Yuchi Red Jade Black Tea T-18 is from Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township, Nantou County.. This tea is wonderfully fragrant, very well balanced in the fruit and cinnamon components with a cool minty finish.

Western method of brewing Yuchi Red Jade Black Tea T-18 

Amount of tea per serving (200 ml): 5g (1 tea caddy spoon / 2 teaspoons)

Temperature of water: 100℃ / 212℉

Infusion time: 3 minutes (or as desired). Then 1 - 2 minutes.

Number of infusions: 4

How to enjoy: Best with no milk, no sugar

Traditional Gong Fu method of brewing Yuchi Red Jade Black Tea T-18 

Amount of tea per pot: Fill 1/5 - 1/3 full of tea leaves

Temperature of water: 100℃ / 212℉

Infusion time: Firstly fill vessel to the brim and immediately discard water. Then infuse for 45 seconds - 1 minute (or as desired). Then 30 seconds for each further infusion.

Number of infusions: 5

How to enjoy: No milk, no sugar

In more depth...

Provenance: Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township, Nantou County.

Yuchi Red Jade Black Tea T-18 Grade: Made from the Red Jade T 18 cultivar (hence the name) this orthodox Black Tea (or 紅茶 hóng chá “red tea”) is heavily oxidised. The dry leaf is in the form of twisted strips.

Yuchi Red Jade Black Tea T-18 Origin: This tea, from Yuchi township, is from a pesticide free family farm.  The two pictures of the garden show their heritage assamica trees - many were planted during the Japanese regime (1895-1945). The tall picture shows the Red Jade section in the background, down the hill where there are no areca palm trees.

Yuchi Red Jade Black Tea T-18 Flavour: The tea makes a dark burgundy, brandy coloured liquor.  The aroma is strong and sweet and the tannins are very supple, not overpowering like many summer T-18. Over the multiple infusions that are possible the complexity of the flavours appear and the lingering aftertaste becomes more apparent.

Yuchi Red Jade Black Tea T-18 :  is a great to for those venturing away from black teas for the first time and also has the complex nature to interest more established drinkers.


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