2016 Ruan Zhi Black Tea Premium

Origin: Thailand
Harvest: Spring 2016
Cultivar: Ruan Zhi (TRES #17)
Availability: In Stock

In the taste of tea there is cherry, cinnamon, buns and a whole bunch of spices. At the same time, tea is distinguished by softness and density.

This tea is made from a valuable and capricious Ruan Zhi (TTES #17, "soft stem") oolong bush variety. The color of the infusion is rich ruby.

Best seller of the last three years.

Reviews (3)

Pleased me a lot, I expected much less from this tea. The aroma is bright, juicy, the tea smells sweet. Soft, with fruit notes, perfectly balanced. This tea is noticeably better than similar red Taiwanese oolongs, which I've tried. Apparently due to the fact that for Hong Cha Taiwanese take a cheaper material and not from the most successful harvest.
The effect is very good - slightly relaxing, but not "blurring." Perfect for the evening or in the afternoon.
Alexey Vlasov, The Art of Tea, St. Petersburg

Bright, intense and steady, 4g / 120ml, 7 steeps. The honey-sweet note of taste reminds of bug-bitten Taiwanese reds, but there is also the taste of roasting, like that of dongcongs. Spicy, slightly fruity, on the last steeps almost perfumed flower-fruit taste. Not rough, but not soft either.

5.2g \ 100ml, Fangu. The smell of a heated teapot: prune seed, fresh pine wood, dried fruits, cherry bark. The aftertaste is soft, pleasant, without distortions. There is a barely perceptible sourness in the final steepings, but it is absolutely harmonious. The tea itself is quite dense, the taste is moderately mild. Off the beaten track, I would say, like Hong Shui Oolong. The taste profile is similar to Hong Shui tea of strong fermentation. Withstood 8 infusions. Great tea!

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