Just got this today and could not wait to try it. It was smokey and slightly sweet. I am looking forward to trying it properly and shall write a more detailed not later but it was certainly drinkable.
2006 Haiwan * Lao Tong Zhi Raw Pu-erh Tea Brick * 250 grams
Haiwan has been producing this brick since 2002 using the highest grade first flush spring material for its composition. Menghai area tea has been sun-dried, blended and compressed into these lovely bricks! A potent tea with aging potential.
Ex-Manager of the Menghai Tea Factory Mr. Zhou Bing Liang started the Haiwan Tea Factory a few years back. Bringing with him his excellence in selecting, blending and fermenting compressed Pu-erhs. I visited their tea factory in Anning (Mr. Zhou retired here due to abundant hot springs!) and found it to be the cleanest factory I have been to sofar. Due to Mr. Zhou’s deep relationship with producers in the Six Famous Tea Mountain area of Xishuangbanna he has been able to procure (highly sought after) leaves from that region to compose his Pu-erh tea cakes.