Brandy Oolong, Ruby 18

Brandy Oolong, Ruby 18

In stock: 20

Origin: Taiwan


Quickly making its way among Taiwan's most treasured teas, Brandy Oolong is joining the ranks of Taiwan's most famous- Tung Ting, Jade Oolong and Aged Oolong! We absolutely love our Brandy Oolong, Ruby 18! It is highly oxidized, yet not fully oxidized (roughly 85%-90%) and is processed using traditional oolong craft methods in Taiwan. The leaves’ rich amber color, and tea liquor gives this tea its unique name. Once steeped, the tea soup is a dark amber color that has heady aromatic roasted notes of caramelized honey and stone fruit. Its flavor has refreshing “cooling” minty undertones, with lots of deep, dark honey and sweet cinnamon like notes. It is wonderfully smooth and complex, without any bitterness and has an excellent sweet finish! Our Brandy Oolong, Ruby 18 will quickly become one of your favorites as well!


Oolong tea leaves
Caffeine Level:
Use 1-1.5 tsp of tea per 8oz/200ml of water. Heat water to 195F/90C and steep for 2-3 minutes.


Average rating


8 reviews
Quality    *****  100%


05/12/2018, 12:03

Quality    *****
An unique and delicious fragrance and flavor. Similar to the best "Black Beauty #8" that I've had from Telyra. This oolong is heavily oxidized, but the resulting tea is so very smooth. Love it!
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Jon Crocker

06/15/2016, 13:21

Quality    *****
Let's face it, the people who've already reviewed this can do a far better job than I in explaining the undertones and mouth feel.

I will tell you , it's very refreshing. . . .very smooth, and a nice back to sit back and relax enjoying life :-)

The color is a deep reddish brown . . .Very nice :-)
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Ransom Stark

12/12/2015, 12:10

Quality    *****
This tea is intoxicatingly bold in flavor, and while I see people throwing out adjectives, I really cannot nail down what the essences of the tea are. I will simply say it is indescribable in flavor, and must be experienced. It seems to be capable of a half dozen steepings before its character realily starts to disappear.
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07/04/2015, 18:12

Quality    *****
This is one of the best oolongs I've ever tried. Instant craving.
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05/04/2015, 22:22

Quality    *****
The brewed tea is a dark amber that has great aromatic notes of roasted/carmalized sugar cane and stone fruit.
It is extremely smooth and complex, without any hint of tannic bitterness and has an excellent sweet finish.

Very satisfying mouthfeel on this tea!

I brewed the tea with water at 90C/194F with .45 grams of tea per ounce (30ml) of water for a 10 ounce brew (4.5 grams total) for 3 minutes.

I've saved the tea leaves to see & taste what multiple infusions will bring.

I highly recommend this delicious Brandy Oolong Ruby 18 tea!
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08/23/2014, 21:33

Quality    *****
Agree that this tea is hard to oversteep. Beautiful color and a hint of chestnut and maltiness than ends with a distinct honey finish. My favorite oolong thus far.
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03/18/2014, 10:11

Quality    *****
I love this tea. Hard to oversteep, good hot and cool, so you can take your time drinking.

In terms of flavour, it's definitely juicy and milky. The mouthfeel is kind of unique to this tea.

The taste is sweet, but fairly strong. Some maltiness, some milkiness, and some fruitiness.

Definitely a good tea for beginners and to share with people who are unfamiliar with loose leaf tea.
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02/21/2014, 15:15

Quality    *****
It’s like this tea is just on the border of being a black tea but not quite. It brews up a rich dark color like a black tea with a malty flavor and just a touch of milky flavor.
As this cools down a bit more it’s even more milky. Forgot about my tea for awhile and then I took a sip. Wow! More milky notes coming through along with the dark robust malty flavor. What a treat!
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