Haiwan Tea Factory ( Yunnan Sourcing)

Recent Tasting Notes


I’m kind of upset that I just placed an order with YS, otherwise I would be buying this tea. It is great. I decided to just enjoy it rather than write detailed notes.

It started out grassy, with a fair degree of astringency and wonderful cha qi. I spent all day drinking it, gradually adding water and steeping time until I was at 6 oz and about 4 minutes. It became softer and fruitier in subsequent steeps, losing the cha qi along with the astringency. What remained constant was the deep rich mouth-filling flavor and the interesting flavors. This is a tea to savor.

175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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How could I resist a cake with a blend of good quality NanNuo, BuLang and BaDa tea leaves and a bit of age on it? I could not and I am delighted that I made the purchase!

Nice clean cake with moderate compression and whole leaves. Pleasant scent from the dry leaf and easy to pick apart. Clear light yellow tea soup with a sweet aroma. Smooth sip from the first cup with a nice mouthfeel. Very, very light astringency in the first two cups but not in an unpleasant way and this was gone by the third. Nicely pleasant blend from the three sets of leaves which provide a bit of complexity.

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

Wow, the cake shows a real good mix of leaves. Sounds like this one is still only 9 years yellow soup young and will get even better over the years. This seems like a good buy and will be hard to find before long.


Agreed. I think it’s already pretty difficult to find. Now that I’ve tried it, I’m feeling pretty fortunate to have stumbled upon it.

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