Formosa Black Tea is a very rare black tea from Taiwan. In Mandarin, Formosa Black Tea is called “Red Jade,” or sometimes it is recognized as “Ruby Tea” in international markets.
In Taiwan and China, Jade is one of the most sought after precious stones. In particular, the red jade is a very rare kind. It was given such a name in respect to its highly prized characteristics.
Red Jade Black is a rare and unique cultivar which cultivated from an existing Taiwan native cultivar crossed with an Assam cultivar from Burma. It is made and grown in Nantou and sometimes it is also called Sun Moon Lake Black Tea, resembling its unique taste to the beauty and picturesque of Sun Moon Lake.
Its aroma reminds us of Brandy, especially cognac. Sometimes people associate its aroma to cinnamon or mint with notes of malt sugar. But it seems that most customers rather feel it tastes like brandy.
This tea is suitable to go with dessert or drinking it in the evening or night. The strong aroma is enriching and gives a feeling of satisfaction and wellbeing.
Due to its prized characteristic, Red Jade Black Tea is highly appreciated both in the local and international markets.