Ruby Oolong

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From Arbee Ceramics

This tightly rolled Jin Xuan oolong is highly oxidized, offering a ruby red infusion.
Cultivated in a pesticide free garden, at 1150 meters of altitude, up in the beautiful mountains of Northern Thailand.

Fruity and woody, highly fragrant for the nose, with notes of burnt caramel and noble woods.

Cultivar: Jin Xuan
Region: Doi Mae Salong, Thailand

Brewing recommendations:
95°C, 5g, 15 sec. steeps in Gong Fu Cha, or 5 minutes in a big pot.

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Started my morning with a lovely session of Ruby Oolong in a stunning new teapot!! I’ve wanted a solid red teapot for years, but up until now I just haven’t found one in the right capacity with a shape and finish that’s appealed to me. This one really just took my breath away – the shape is unlike anything else in my collection and the rich red colour and semi-matte finish just pops!! I have several ceramic pieces from Robin, including multiple pots, a gaiwan, and a chawan, but this is the first I’ve purchased since he relocated to Thailand over a year ago. His work has always been beautiful, but the refinement to his craftsmanship does not go unnoticed; everything is sleek, perfectly symmetrical, and the lid fit is incredible!!

The tea was included as a free sample with my order, so thank you for the inclusion!! Definitely very thoughtful to include a Ruby Oolong for a beautiful Ruby teapot! It has a wonderfully cozy, medium body with warming notes of cinnamon, raisins, freshly baked bread, poached apples and Quince, incense, and exotic woods. Really lovely; and it was nice to get to take this pot for its first spin with a tea carried by the same vendor!

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Nice teapot and tea! Do you know of anyone making small (i.e., 80-120 ml) porcelain teapots? I know Inge Nielsen makes them in that size, though the shipping from Europe is like US$40.

Roswell Strange

I haven’t checked what they have in inventory currently, but San Tea Ceramics (Quebec shop) curates teaware from other local artists and last time I ordered they had quite a few teapots in that ml range. Bitterleaf Teas also sources a decent amount of smaller ceramic teapots – I have a couple from them that are in the 70ml – 100ml range. They’re shipping out of China, mind you, but at least it’s not $40US shipping prices.


Thank you! I actually saw those pots from San Tea. I’ll check out Bitterleaf’s teaware selection.


Beautiful pot. Those lines are gorgeous.

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