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Price: $10.00
Prod. Code: 1008 (0.85 oz)

Ruby Black Tea (0.85 oz; served 10-13 cups)

Photos of Product Images : 1st  dry tea leaves; 2nd the color of brewed tea; 3rd wet tea leaves

Package: 0.85 oz Foil Pouch with zip lock

Origin: Taiwan

Ingredient: 100% organic whole-leaf black tea



Ruby Black Tea is certified 100% USDA Organic.  It is a Taiwan native species of tea plant.  It is regarded as a high-quality black tea variety.  The fresh tea leaves are plucked by hand and processed into a stripe-leaf shape. Using a natural fermentation method, the leaves are about 80% fermented.  Ruby Black Tea has a reddish-brown color with a sizeable body and enchanting aroma.  Its powerful taste includes tropical fruit, cinnamon flavor with a hint to mint.

Certified organic by OEFFA 

Black tea has high or 100% oxidation or fermentation and has high flavonoid content. The majority of its catechins are converted into theaflavins and thearubigins, which produce a variety of flavors and stronger aroma. The shapes of black tea leaves vary widely, and include twist, curly, spiral, ball, rolled, and broken leaf.


Flavonoids, Caffeine and Fluoride in Brewed Black Tea (An 8oz cup=237ml)


Milligram per 8oz cup Remarks



Per-capita consumption of flavonoids is about 132 mg per day in the United States. (USDA ARS, PDF)


Desirable daily intake 250 mg of tea catechins. (Cochrane Collaboration, Abstract)


For healthy adults, moderate caffeine consumption of 300mg per day. (IFIC, PDF)
Fluoride 0.2-0.5mgb For healthy adults, adequate fluoride intake male=4mg/daily and female=3mg/daily (Food & Nutrition Board, PDF)


aUSDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods, Release 2.1 (2007) [PDF], summarized by Health & Tea;

bTea Summary, Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University;

See Tea Infofor the more information & references.


Brewing suggestion

Hot Tea: For an 8-ounce cup use about 2.5 grams (0.09 oz.) of tea.  For a 44-ounce tea pot use about 10 grams (0.35 oz.) of tea.  Heat water to 205 to 215 degrees and steep for 2 to 3 minutes. Simply sip the tea during brewing to find your preferred steeping time.  Add more tea if stronger flavor is desired.

Iced Tea: Brew hot tea as described above.  Let the tea cool down to room temperature (do not add ice) then cool down in refrigerator.  When ready to drink serve as is or over ice.  Enjoy within 24 hours.


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