This is a very interesting tea I brought back from my tea trip in Mingjiang, Taiwan. Golden Jade is a mutant varietal from Jin Xuan (aka TTES#12) It was found and developed by local tea master, Mr. Chen Jinchang (陳錦昌). In 20 years ago, Mr. Chen identified a mutant variety from his Jin Xuan tea garden, and found its aroma is way different (and better) from Jin Xuan. After years of experiments and development, the Golden Jade tasted today is the 4th generation from its original version. Continue reading →
Good morning everyone, this time I am gonna to demonstrate how to brew Red Jade (aka Ruby Black, or TTES#18) with MILK. It’s a fun attempt for me as most people tend in Taiwan prefer to drink It Straight. It’s like you won’t use a high end single malt single cask whisky for making cocktail. A part of reason is it’s too expensive to do so, and high quality red jade is expensive. But, I’ve been always loving to experience new possibility with tea. So let’s get started. Continue reading →
These days, I dranked quite a few of ruby black #18 from many tea farmers in Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan. The teas grown in different villages have different aromas and flavor even from the same plantation region of Sun Moon Lake. Guess it’s why the French puts so much importantance on the “Terrior” of wine region. I will write another article to talk about this later. What we will talk about today is simply how to brew a excellent ruby tea. Continue reading →
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