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2006 Guangdong Dry Storage Haiwan 7588 Ripe Pu Erh Brick (100g)

2006 Guangdong Dry Storage Haiwan 7588 Ripe Pu Erh Brick (100g)

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September 15th, 2020

Only one 100g pack of this tea left to pack up, and then it's gone for good!

These lovely bricks have seen twelve years of well-controlled Guangdong dry storage! The tea is smooth, aromatic and very pleasant to drink. The Haiwan factory was started by one of the original creators of the wet piling method for shu pu erh, and he took his knowledge earned at the Menghai Tea Factory with him to Haiwan, where he further refined his process. This is a lovely example of Zou Liang Bing's expertise at producing excellent shu pu erh! 2006 was the year when Haiwan moved to Anning, and this tea was produced at their new plant in their first year of operation. 

This tea is excellent value, considering its history and how lovely it is to drink, as well as how nicely aged it is. The aroma and taste are all jujube, without even the slightest hint of camphor, so if you're camphor averse, this may be the ripe brick for you! The liquor is thick and smooth, with balanced sweetness, saltiness and bitterness, almost like when eating a dry Chinese prune. The tea also has nice longevity in your teapot (or gaiwan, if you prefer). I highly recommend purchasing this with a sample of the 2007 Kunming Dry Storage Haiwan 7588 Brick ( ) so you can see how good Guangdong and Kunming storage with the same recipe (albeit a year apart) give you a different end result down the line!

These bricks have now been dubbed the "floppe bricks" because of my friend Tomas' appreciation and enthusiasm for this shou! This is really a great tea.

Brewing suggestion: Full boil, with water of low hardness (15-35 mg/L, with 1-3mg/L of magnesium). Rinse twice, and start with 10-15 second infusions for the first two or three infusions, then add 10-15 seconds to each successive infusion. If the liquor is too weak, add more time. 

Volume discounts may be available on this tea! Please contact me for details.

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