Gold at The Leafies 2022 by the UK Tea Academy
A rare, organic black tea that is nothing short of a revelation. Naturally sweet and fruity, with notes of dried fruit, toffee and citrus, Black Ruby is a standout black tea from the exemplary Mogok Tea Company in Myanmar. As well as producing exceptional tea, Mogok Tea Company is also helping to regenerate the surrounding area by offering a more eco-friendly alternative to the local mining industry.
Ingredients: Black tea
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read the leaves
step 1: leaves
For one cup, measure out 3 grams into your teapot or brew mug.
step 2: water
Heat 250ml of water to 95°C.
step 3: time
Pour your heated water over the leaves and steep for 3 minutes.
Using artisan, small-batch and organic methods, Mogok Tea Company produces an award-winning black tea that captures the unique terroir of the tea plantation. Sweet and fruity, there are subtle notes of wood, toffee and citrus.
Located in the Thabeikkyin District of Mandalay Region of Myanmar, Mogok is located 200 kilometres north of Mandalay and 148 kilometres north-east of Shwebo.
Against a backdrop of ongoing civil war, Mogok Tea Company provides an alternative livelihood to the dangerous and environmentally destructive industry of gem mining in the area. The company offers exemplary working conditions and employee benefits for Myanmar – including weekends and paid holiday and medical bills. It’s also helping to build much-needed infrastructure in the area, such as recycling facilities.
Read more about the Mogok story here – including an interview with founder Phyu Thwe – or watch her acceptance speech at The 2022 Leafies Award Ceremony below.
Phyu Thwe of Mogok Tea Company accepts the Gold award for their tea, Black Ruby, at The Leafies 2022.
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