2020 RELEASE UPDATE: Despite the disruptions due to the global pandemic we were able to secure a great batch of Arya Ruby second flush 2020. Ruby has been a popular tea with our Darjeeling fans and we are glad to bring it back. This tea lives up to its excellent reputation and will please your palate.
An exceptional Darjeeling second flush (summer) tea from the highly regarded Arya Tea Estate. The flavors in this organic Darjeeling tea are in perfect balance and the satisfying aftertaste lingers long after the cup is over. If you are looking for that famed Darjeeling "muscatel" flavor, Ruby delivers.
DRY LEAF: Long and wiry with golden tips, the dry leaf has aromas of chocolate, almond and white pepper.
WET LEAF: The AV2* leaves explode giving off a nose of rose, almond, and cacao.
CUP: Well rounded with notes of apricots, plum and almonds. A lingering sweetness in the aftertaste is delightful.
Fans of Oriental Beauty will love this tea!
*A large leaf cultivar grown in Darjeeling that produces a fragrant cup with ample body.
1 heaping tbsp or 3 gm per 8 oz cup
Arya Tea Estate, Darjeeling
Elevation: 900-1820 m
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I was so glad to see the tea arrive at the door. I brought it in and it just so happened to be tea time, so I opened the bag and could see the great looking tea and it smells great. It looks great. My cup was waiting, so I put a teaspoon in my cup ceramic filter and by then the water was boiling, so after pouring the water over the tea the aroma reach my nose and wow! Of course I let it cool a bit and then took a sip. WOW what a great year for Arya Ruby second flush, which is my favorite tea and it arrives from Happy Earth.
This has got to be the best tea I have had. I went thru all I had purchased in a week or two! I really wish I got the larger bag at the time!
Thank you for your review, Joe! Glad you enjoyed the tea. The next batch of Arya Ruby will be coming in around end of July, after the second flush (summer) production is over. While you wait you can try Himalayan Royale Ruby. :)