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2016 Haiwan Summer Rain (Xia Yu) Ripe Pu Erh Tea 400g

2016 Haiwan Summer Rain (Xia Yu) Ripe Pu Erh Tea 400g

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As part of Haiwan's 2016 four season tea cake series, this ripe pu erh tea represents the Summer season. It's made from raw material harvested from around the Meng Song village in Xishuangbanna peaking at 1900m elevation.

Appearance: The appearance of the dry tea is brown, oily and thick. The buds are slim and graceful with visible golden fur.

Smell: The aroma is rich, mellow and sweet, and the lingering aftertaste is like a long summer.

Color: The tea soup is brownish red, translucent, and crystal clear.
Taste: mellow and smooth in the mouth, with strong tea aroma and melodious charm.

A Poem

There's a wonderful poem on the inside label of this tea cake. See the original Chinese text and our translations below.

夏雨落绵绵,民歌尧舜天。

千山增翠色,万壑锁青烟。

As the summer rain falls continuously, and the folk songs of Yao and Shun are heard.

All of mountains are emerald coloured, and each valley is covered in green mist.

Origin

  • Year: 2016
  • Season: Summer
  • Origin: Meng Song
  • Leaf grade: wild ancient tree (gushu)
  • Varietal (cultivar): large leaf Assamica (Da Ye Zhong)
  • Production date: 42605
  • Batch: 1
  • Compression: medium
  • Type: ripe (shou)
  • Brand: Haiwan
  • Series/recipe: Summer Rain (Xia Yu)
  • Shape: pu erh tea cake
  • Weight: 400g

How to Steep

How to make Haiwan Summer Rain (Xia Yu) tea?

There are two methods to prepare this pu erh tea cake:

Gongfu brewing

Brew 6 gram with 150 ml of water at 100 °C. Steep for 10 seconds and add 5 seconds for each infusion.

Western brewing

Steep 3 gram with 350 ml of water at 100 °C. Apply a brewing time of 1-2 minutes and add 1 minutes for each subsequent infusion.

Shipping, Returns & Payment Methods

Delivery time: 1-10 day EU delivery. For estimates per country, please visit the shipping info page at the bottom of our website.

Custom taxes?: because we ship from our EU warehouse, you will NOT be charged tax upon delivery if you're based in the EU. All taxes are already included in our prices.

Free shipping: available for orders over €80 for EU & UK and over €100 for other countries.

Returns: orders can be returned for a refund within 30 days. Products should returned in unopened, unused condition.

Payment methods: we accept Credit Cards, PayPal, iDeal, Bancontact, Sofort banking, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Our design work is inspired by the artwork “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by the Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. Instead of displaying the daily lives of people in the capital of China (as the original artwork), we display the tea making process of farmers through the same bird’s eye perspective.

When examining our packaging design in detail, tea enthusiasts will observe the tea making process, featuring tea farmers picking, drying, rolling, and frying tea leaves. The tea is then tasted in a pavilion and transported by horses along the ‘ancient tea road’.

Together, the traditional Chinese landscape and tea making theme, symbolise heritage, tradition, and respect for hard work of tea farmers.