Producer: Haiwan Tea Factory
Material: High-quality plantation tea.
Harvest: Early spring.
Weight: 357 grams.
Each tong has seven cakes, wrapped in bamboo.
This Raw Puer tea and the Ripe Puer version were released in 2019 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Haiwan Tea Factory.
The name of this product is literally: “Fragrant Gathering for Twenty Years.” Referring to the 20 years commemoration of the factory.
The tea material consists of sun-dried, early spring tea leaves from Menghai.
The tea leaves are small, medium-sized, the blend has many tea buds, some seed and stems.
I did nine infusions using 6.5 grams of tea in a 90 ml gaiwan. However, it can be brew at least ten times.
The brewed tea leaves have some vegetal/beany aroma to it and something sweet. The astringency and bitterness can be relatively high if you push the tea much. Has a thick body, fast sweet huigan that causes one to produce plenty of saliva. It remains in the mouth and throat for a decent amount of time.
It also remains stable throughout the tea session and gets sweeter and sweeter, never dropping into something nastily bitter like some low-quality Puer teas.
It’s a solid tea for the price-quality relationship, superior in quality to many Haiwan teas. This one deserves adding it to your tea collection to drink now or store for the future.