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Ruisui Honey Red

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Ruisui Honey Red |  瑞穗蜜香紅茶

 Tasting notes: Malty, peach, honey
 Origin: Ruisui, Hualien, Taiwan
 Cultivar: 大葉烏龍 Daye Wulong
 Elevation: 300-800m
 Oxidation: ⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿
 Medium roasted

A representative of Taiwanese bug-bitten teas, this black tea is made in seaside Hualien and is loved for its alluring honey aroma.

Why we love it:

  • It's a bug-bitten tea: when tiny leafhoppers start nibbling on the leaves in the field, the tea plant releases chemicals to defend itself - which to humans smell like honey. Farmers allow for a certain amount of damage to give the resulting tea a natural honey aroma.
  • We source it from Mr & Mrs Gao, who were the first to experiment with bug-bitten black teas in 1999 at their Jia Ming Tea Farm in Hualien, on the east coast of Taiwan. They literally invented this tea.
  • It is freshly roasted, which adds a toasted quality to the honey flavour—perfect for pairing with desserts.

 What is bug-bitten tea?

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Gongfu style (Gaiwan)
4g | per 100ml | 98°C | 1 min
+10s per steep for at least 4 steeps

Western style (Teapot)
3g | per 100ml | 98°C | 3 mins
+1 min per steep for at least 2 steeps

Cold brew
10g | 1L | Room temp/ refrigerated | 6 hours

These are just guidelines. As we always say, it’s best to experiment with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

Ruisui Honey Red



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