Haiwan Tea Factory (Dragon Tea House)Edit Company
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Recent Tasting Notes
Hints of age, mild and pleasant cigar smokiness, slightly peppery. Nice creamy color and mouthfeel, camphor that lingers. Qi not very strong but noticeable, gentle. Overall very drinkable and enjoyable. May be something special with a little more age.
Flavors: Honeysuckle, Pepper, Smoke
Going back into this sample I got from Dragon Teahouse.
To be “Fair” the sample I got was from the middle round divet of the cake, so it was really compressed. I got 10 grams from it and found a surprise when separating the tea.
It still has the smoke aroma of the wet leaf. Color has darkened a bit.
1st steep. 10 seconds, very light in flavor , aroma and color.
2nd steep a bit more “golden” as an aged sheng would indicate. Flavor still a bit off.
3rd steep it opens up a bit. Some smoke a little sweet and a slight astringency to it.
Not my favorite Haiwan cake but hopefully will age a bit more as I think it is still a bit young. In a “fairness” the middle of the cake piece may not have aged as well as the edges of the cake.
Holding back rating as I intend to pass this sample on in the future for a better analysis than mine.
Flavors: Astringent, Smoke, Sweet
This one still has a lot of the “smoke” in it without much of the “sweetness” to an aged sheng. It will give you a tingle on the tongue and a slight tea drunk feeling. It still has a bitter astringent “Bite” to it. Supposedly made from High Mountain leaves I shall see if a year or two in the pumidor will take the edge off.
Yeah I think some more age is in order on this one. Still too much bite to it. I am glad I just got the sample size. The “Pumidor” is getting full and I am in trouble with it HeHe…