Ruby depicts “Fire”- the character is strength, vitality and a lasting, yet smooth finish. This Ruby is hand-rolled, followed by brief and gentle mechanical rolling to give its fine twist. It is oxidized over 24 hours at 6500 feet elevation. The constant flow of cold mist supplied by nature at this altitude makes the oxidation process extremely slow, which allows a gradual change of polyphenols to flavanoids (theaflavins and rubigins) to such an extent that they wind up almost equal in ratio. Once the quintessential hue and nose (flavor) are attained during this natural oxidation process, this tea is dried slowly and matured over time to perfection.
is currently backordered. You may still purchase it now but we won't be able to ship it until it becomes available again.