Haiwan Tea Factory ( Dragon Tea House)

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Hints of age, mild and pleasant cigar smokiness, slightly peppery. Nice creamy color and mouthfeel, camphor that lingers. Qi not very strong but noticeable, gentle. Overall very drinkable and enjoyable. May be something special with a little more age.

Flavors: Honeysuckle, Pepper, Smoke

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Going back into this sample I got from Dragon Teahouse.
To be “Fair” the sample I got was from the middle round divet of the cake, so it was really compressed. I got 10 grams from it and found a surprise when separating the tea.
It still has the smoke aroma of the wet leaf. Color has darkened a bit.
1st steep. 10 seconds, very light in flavor , aroma and color.
2nd steep a bit more “golden” as an aged sheng would indicate. Flavor still a bit off.
3rd steep it opens up a bit. Some smoke a little sweet and a slight astringency to it.
Not my favorite Haiwan cake but hopefully will age a bit more as I think it is still a bit young. In a “fairness” the middle of the cake piece may not have aged as well as the edges of the cake.
Holding back rating as I intend to pass this sample on in the future for a better analysis than mine.

Flavors: Astringent, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
SimpliciTEA

What was the surprise you found when separating the tea?

mrmopar

Oh I shouldn’t say but I think it was a piece of hair in it.

SimpliciTEA

Thanks. I was thinking it was perhaps something worse.

mrmopar

Nah I have found hair and the plastic from the sacks but nothing more than that. I do hit it with boiling water so the should kill anything.

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77

This one still has a lot of the “smoke” in it without much of the “sweetness” to an aged sheng. It will give you a tingle on the tongue and a slight tea drunk feeling. It still has a bitter astringent “Bite” to it. Supposedly made from High Mountain leaves I shall see if a year or two in the pumidor will take the edge off.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

Think someone gave me a sample of this and I thought the same. Wasn’t ready.

mrmopar

Yeah I think some more age is in order on this one. Still too much bite to it. I am glad I just got the sample size. The “Pumidor” is getting full and I am in trouble with it HeHe…

Bonnie

You’re going to have to take locals on tours…like ghost tours only puerh tours! Seriously, you should have a club or something so you could teach people about puerh. Follow your passion. Time to have a puerh cellar (cave).

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