Haiwan Tea Co., Ltd.

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Last bit of this sample from Dexter, and it feels like it will never end. 2 rinses, and then 4 steeps into a thermos to take with me today.

It’s strong, it’s a bit “fishy” and really earthy/forest loamy. I do like it, but it’s not excellent.

It feels like it’s not going to steep out though. I have a feeling I’ll be steeping it a bazillion times when I get home.

Thanks so much, Dexter! :)

Steeping this more the next day. It’s almost spicy. 3 steeps fit into a thermos, and honestly since I’m not really worried about “wasting” this tea by not checking out each steep, this is the easiest and best way to do it. It’s still a bit musty, but it’s getting almost creamy, and has a bit of a peppery bite. I flash-rinsed it twice before brewing since it was out on the counter overnight.


…the only downside to puerh when you’re trying to get your cupboard under control hahahaha


Omg I know. I didn’t actually make more last night so I’ll be filling a thermos again today for when I go out.


Steeping more today!

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This one is from the ever-sneaky Dexter3657. Dexter hasn’t even logged this tea! I googled it, and came up with a thread here on steepster, and this link: http://www.teapot.ee/en/shop/puerh/ripe/pancake/haiwan-7598/ .

I really like this one. I hope it ages well. It’s one of those puerhs that I like with a sliver of cinnamon, but this doesn’t really need it. I rinsed for a while, then steeped for 1 minute. So delicious. The wee chunk of leaves hasn’t fallen apart yet, so this will be a fun tea to drink all evening (Waiter, could I get more water in my tea pot?). I might end up adding a little Ceylon cinnamon later.

Thanks so much, Dexter! I approve of your sneaky plan to get someone else to add tea to steepster. :D

Edit: Apparently Dexter has logged it, but as a Random Steepings or something similar. Unfortunately my google-fu has failed me and I can’t find it.

200 °F / 93 °C

Shrug – ok I’m not perfect… that also means it’s not in my cupboard (213 +1).
I bought it at a local Chinese Market, I know nothing else about it. I’ve drank it a couple of times – pretty sure I would have written something under Random Steeping – but I couldn’t find it either – so maybe not. I like it. Decent everyday pu’erh.
LOL see what surprises can happen during swaps :))


It’s exciting! I’ve had about a litre of this tea from one of the three chips you sent me. It’s still going, and I still like it. It’s not too complex or fancy for my uneducated tastebuds. :)

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