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THE most complex and unique black tea I have tasted to date. Perfecting my steeping time and dry leaf ratio, still can not believe what difference in opinion I have have from the first time I tried this one. I highly recommend Gongfu steeping this guy as I mentioned it is even more complex than most oolongs I have had and that is quite a feat.

7g dry leaf 100mL gaiwan

Boiled 500 ml of water and just used the same water without reheating for all brews
Quick rinse (as long as it takes me to scoop out impurity bubbles)

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Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Dates, Licorice, Plums

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Jiāng Luo

Not sure why it cuts off my review guess I exceeded character length but long story short Tai cha #18 is an experience everyone should have

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Jiāng Luo

Not sure why it cuts off my review guess I exceeded character length but long story short Tai cha #18 is an experience everyone should have

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Reputable Companies I have narrowed down to over the years and my personal purchase preferences from each

Origin tea (Gao Shan Oolong)
-Eco Cha (Taiwanese Teas)
-Rishi (Great starter for Taste Profile Footing and high quality teaware)
-Yunnan Sourcing (Teaware, Black, Pu er)
-White2Tea (Curated Pu erh)
-Essence of tea (Curated Pu erh)
-Tea Classico (Curated Pue rh)
-Yuuki-Cha (Japanese Teas/Teaware)
-Den’s Tea (Japanese Green)
-Teavivre (Chinese Teas)
-Jing Tea (Best Chinese Teas I’ve Tasted)

“You can go a week without food, but not a day without tea."

Numerical rating personal meaning
70-75
#Bulk#
Drinkable but would not purchase

76-80
#Traveling/Tumbler/Office Tea#
Willing to pay up to $5/oz

81-84
#Staple#
Willing to pay up to $8/oz

85-89
#Reserve#
Willing to pay $10/oz

90-99
#Experience#
Priceless

I try to refrain from numerically rating a tea until I have tried brewing at least an oz of it with various different parameters and vessels (hotter/colder water, longer/shorter times, yixing/gaiwan etc)

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