I know I shouldn’t judge a tea by its name but I couldn’t help it with this one – I mean look at this – Sun Moon Lake Black Tea RUBY Competition Grade from Cameron Taiwan Premium Loose Leaf Teas.
A couple of years ago LiberTeas reviewed several teas from Cameron and I was a bit envious of her tea experiences but recently I started by day with Sun Moon Lake Black Tea RUBY Competition Grade from Cameron Taiwan Premium Loose Leaf Teas and let me tell you it was a GOOD start to the day!
After infusing these large and winding leaves the tea liquor leftover in the cup was a darker medium brown. The aroma was a combination of a sweeter cinnamon and cacao. Fascinating! The aroma wasn’t overly strong so when I took my first sip I was blown away at just how flavorful the taste was!
Sun Moon Lake Black Tea RUBY Competition Grade from Cameron Taiwan Premium Loose Leaf Teas tasted naturally cinnamon-y with natural notes of cacao. There were also woodsy flavors that popped thru, too! On the end sip there was a cigar-like flavor to it almost. There were so many layers to this tea. So many flavor-morphs to this tea. Sun Moon Lake Black Tea RUBY Competition Grade from Cameron Taiwan Premium Loose Leaf Teas is one of those teas to take your time with and to ponder and appreciate.
I have to say this was unlike any tea that I have ever tasted and that is a GOOD THING. I absolutely LOVE teas that stand out and that are memorable. With all the tea we drink here at SororiTEA Sisters it’s WONDERFUL to find one that stands out and shows their individualism from the others! WOW!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Cameron Taiwan Premium Loose Leaf Teas
Type: Black Tea
Cultivar: Ruby (TTES No. 18), cross between Taiwanese wild grown tea tree and Burmese assamica
Also known as: Red Jade / Hong Yu / Ruby 18
Fermentation level: Fully oxidised
Taste: Natural flavour of cinnamon with a slight hint of mint.
When to drink: Throughout the day
Terroir: Sun Moon Lake is located at altitude of 700m, surrounded with mountains and lakes with remarkable environment and typical climate for growing black teas. Heavy moist and stable yearly average temperature make the tea trees grow thick and rich tea leaves which produce carmine and perfectly clear liquor.