This is a sample for review.

i received box of samples from Totem Tea. I really like they included samples two of each. its very thoughtful in case I want to try different parameters.

Im quoting from their website. "Taiwan is world renowned for its oolong tea but little is known of its phenomenal Black tea which is often referred to as Sun Moon Lake Black tea due to the location of its growth and production. This black tea is as unique and special as the oolong produced on the special island.

Ruby #18 is relatively new tea cultivar developed in 1999 at the TRES (Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Station) by crossing Assamica with a wild Qing Xin. In the production process the tea is brought to full oxidation, where it develops a rich and sweet brew that has some mi xiang (honey taste) qualities."

The leaf is gorgeous, full, not broken, long and spidery kind
I used my own parameters. and since i have another packet i will try Totem tea parameters next time.
5g 100ml glazed teapot 200F
i dont rinse Taiwanese teas anymore, i find the rinse is so flavorful and hate to throw it
10/10/15/20sec etc
The aroma is intoxicating. the brew is dark reddish amber color.
It is honey sweet with plum notes, raw nuts and unmistakable minty cool freshness, lasting long after ive finished the session. That makes this tea welcoming in a heat of summer.

Thank you so much Totem Tea for the chance to try it, it was very enjoyable morning session

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

Tea lush :P :P

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Tea lush :P :P

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I’ve stopped rating teas long time ago. Couldn’t be happier ;D

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