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2006 Haiwan 'Peacock Quest' 250 g Shu Pu-Erh Tea Brick

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  • “As usual when I brew this tea, I don't have detailed notes on exact quantities of tea, infusion timing, because it is mellow and forgiving, and I don't have to pay that much attention. I brewed up...” Read full tasting note
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From Norbu Tea

-Producer: Haiwan Tea Factory
-Vintage: 2006
-Compression Date: 7/20/06
-Growing Region: Blended Menghai County, Xishuangbanna

This very pleasant brick of ripe Pu-Erh tea is made of a choice selection of Menghai county COFCC (China Organic Food Certification Centre) certified Ripe Pu-Erh, and is packaged in an attractive gift (or display) box. (Note: COFCC is not a recognized organic certification by the USDA, so this product can not be referred to as an Organic tea in the U.S.) This is a very limited production brick, and the recipe used is quite similar to the 7572 blend produced by the Menghai Tea Factory. It produces a full-bodied liquor with a creamy mouth feel and can be infused many times. It is a good candidate for short to medium-term storage or consumption in the near future.

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As usual when I brew this tea, I don’t have detailed notes on exact quantities of tea, infusion timing, because it is mellow and forgiving, and I don’t have to pay that much attention. I brewed up a thermos full of it and have been enjoying all day. It is not as plummy/fruity as the Lao Cha Tou that I also got from Norbu, but is sweet, subtly earthy, reminding me of the floor of a redwood forest after rain. It’s a tea that easily pleases.

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Thomas Smith

I’ll be looking this up – I love teas that are reminiscent of the redwoods and my home.

By the by, is there anywhere good in SoCal to sit down for a good cup of tea without providing your own? I got burned several times while I was down for the Barista Competition recently.


I have had decent cups of tea at the Chado Tea Room in Pasadena, but even there I would not trust them to brew a delicate green without bitterness. I have also had an excellent cup of Korean herbal tea at Hankook’s store, Chaseaongwon. But I haven’t been to many places serving tea locally to know if there are better places out there.

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