Ruby Vine


Ruby Vine is an interesting tea well suited as an alternative to wine.  The leaves are a dark rusty brown and are well matured.  After steeping, the leaves are a bright amber with roasted malt and caramel flavours. The liquor is a bright amber \ rosy red colour and gives off a smooth winey taste with hints of caramel and malts.


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This loose leaf tea is a unique character filled tea that was created by Bhushan Chandra, a Nepal Tea Master.   Ruby Vine is exclusive to Sandakphu in its design.  The rare tea has been named Ruby Vine after its winey taste and appearance of red wine.  Ruby Vine is prepared with similar perfection to our other loose leaf tea, Ruby Black.  However, the key difference is in the season of tea growth and fermentation process.  During the process of Ruby Vine autumn preparation, an anaerobic method is used for fermentation and oxidation. This is a unique and different way of processing loose leaf tea and means the tea is oxidised with only the available oxygen within the leaf!  The tea is pressed into a mass and compressed, and a natural anaerobic reaction takes place.  This results in a sweet character with a hint of winey taste and bright red color.

Loose Leaf Tea at its Best!



Instructions for brewing:

Bring fresh filtered water to a rolling boil. Wait for 1 minute before gently pouring the water over fresh leaves in a clean pot or infuser. Steep for 4-5 minutes and enjoy immediately. Keep the leaves a in the pot for re-steeping (Do not let them stew).

250ml – 1-2 Tsp – 98 Degrees Steep – 4 Minutes

Recommended Number of Steeps – 3

Take without Milk.

Additional information

10 / 30 grams

10 grams, 30 grams


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