2011 Haiwan Remote Mountain Ancient Tree Raw Puerh Cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Apricot, Bitter, Sour, Sweet
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 130 ml

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Judged purely on the first few steeps I would have to give this tea a poor rating. It was fairly bitter in the early steeps and there were sour notes. However the tea got better. This would not be one to western brew. The bitterness largely dissipated after four steeps and soon the sour notes did too. What was left was quite good. It was sweet. I would even venture to say notes of apricots like many a good young sheng has. Tuocha Tea sells their tea at reasonable prices. This one was only around $26 if I recall correctly. Their prices are hard to beat. I have only sampled their teas not drank them all but I like their ripe in particular. This is the first of their raws I have drank so the jury is still out in general. I have several more of their raw teas to sample in the coming weeks.

I steeped this ten times in a 130ml gaiwan with 8g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. The tea was not finished. If I wanted to continue I could certainly have gotten a few more steeps out of it.

Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Sour, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 130 ML
tea123

$26 (£16.68) for a 500g cake. That’s a lot of tea.

AllanK

Tuocha Tea has excellent prices. There was a big thread on them on Teachat a while back. People were wondering if they sold fakes. In my experience they sell the real deal.

mrmopar

They are the real deal. I don’t think they adjust pricing till they get new inventory in.

AllanK

No they do raise prices but keep them pretty low. The tea I bought two tongs of by accident went up from about $26 to $39.

Dr Jim

Their prices are good, but I’ve had spotty results with the teas. I loved a couple, but the others were daily drinkers at best. I suppose that’s fair, considering the price, so I don’t feel I got a bad deal, just not the bargain I was hoping for.

Sergii Rumiantsev

Totally agree with Dr Jim

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