2006 Haiwan * Lao Tong Zhi Raw Pu-erh Tea Brick * 250 grams

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Astringent, Barnyard, Floral, Smoke
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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “I’ve nearly finished this brick, because I have been drinking it grandpa style a lot while driving deliveries for my wife’s shop. So, to make sure I tasted it properly before I ran out,...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

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.

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252 tasting notes

I’ve nearly finished this brick, because I have been drinking it grandpa style a lot while driving deliveries for my wife’s shop. So, to make sure I tasted it properly before I ran out, I bunged a load of leaf in the gaiwan and have been brewing away properly over the past few days.

The dry leaf carries the aroma of a warm barnyard full of horses. It’s pleasing, and the tea responded well to the gaiwan, delivering a light floral liquor that was a mid yellow colour. It gave about 12 or 15 steeps in total, perhaps a little more, before it gave out. I should have made notes on that but I did not, and likely I shall not learn from this either!

My original tasting note from 2 years ago still holds. There is smokiness there and a mild astringency that is pleasing to the tongue. The aftertaste is minimal and there is little subtlety to the flavour. What there is, though, is an unchallenging, workmanlike tea that delivers a pleasant drink at a good price. I could drink this regularly without complaining, were I in need of an everyday sheng. It certainly works for when I am too tired to appreciate something better.

Flavors: Astringent, Barnyard, Floral, Smoke

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
mrmopar

Roughage, VP’s blog is listed here. It’s really a good start.
http://theguidetopuerhtea.blogspot.com/

Roughage

Cool, thanks. That’s my reading for the night sorted. :)

Kirkoneill1988

is the brick hard as a rock like the one I have that’s also from haiwan?

Roughage

Yes, Kirk, it was rock solid and really hard to pick apart.

Kirkoneill1988

i used a hammer on my ft xianguan and it still tastes great

Roughage

I should probably have done the same with this one.

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