Haiwan Tea Factory ( Dragon Tea House)

Recent Tasting Notes

77

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

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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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