Tea prices and quantities are per kg (2.2lb) unless otherwise indicated
Harvest Date: Summer 2016
Growing Region: Yu Chi, Sun Moon Lake region, Nantou County, Taiwan
Elevation : 800m (2,625ft)
Tea Bush/Varietal: Assamica and Taiwan local wild tea strain
Hong Yu Tea Information
Hong Yu is an internationally recognized, premium grade black tea. It is grown & harvested in limited quantities in the beautiful Sun Moon lake area of Central Taiwan, where the Taiwan Tea Research & Extension Station, in collaboration with local farmers, have developed one of the most truly unique and finest quality black teas in the world. The tea plant is a cross between an Assam & a local wild tea strain.
Also known as: Red Jade; Ruby Red; Hong Yu; Taiwan black tea #18
Farming Methods: Hand picked. Natural farming techniques. Low pesticide
Production: Once hand-picked in the early morning, the leaves are allowed to naturally wilt before a quick rolling. The bruised leaves then sit overnight and into the next day on covered bamboo trays to oxidize before they are roasted and then bake dried.