This glass gaiwan enables the appreciation of the hidden side of of infusing tea. Its smooth sides ensure a comfortable grip and a neutral infusion; it can accommodate all families of tea. This small, covered cup and saucer, is an instrument of choice especially for infusing teas with large leaves. The tea leaves are infused directly in the cup and the lid is used to hold back the leaves when it is time to stop the infusion. The gaiwan is very good for multiple infusions, concentrating their aromas and flavours in each cup.
Sun Moon Lake T-18Ruby Red
Here is a rare black tea from Taiwan, made using the well known T-18 cultivar which is derived from a cross between a large leafed tea from Burma (Ashamu) and a wild tea tree from southern Taiwan.
Infused, its graceful leaves emanate smooth aromas of wintergreen, malt and tobacco. Lightly mentholated and generously fruity with notes of prune and raisin, its liquor is round, full and silky.
A perfect tea for those special mornings.
To learn more about this product, see this blog article.
- Cultivar: T-18
- Producer: M. Chang
- Altitude: 700m
- Date of harvest: June 19, 2020
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