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    Totem Tea Ruby 18 Taiwanese Black

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: black, long and wiry Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: dark amber This has been a year filled with lots of Taiwanese oolongs for me but I was really excited to give this black tea offering from +Totem Tea a try. They’re a fairly new outfit based in Portland, OR and I’ved really been enjoying what they have to offer. Ruby #18 is a hybrid variety that was created by crossing Assamica plants with wild Qing Xin. I always say that it is the ani-black tea, perfect for those who might be biased against black tea due to negative past…