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2016 Haiwan Old Comrade Winter Snow (Dong Xue)

2016 Haiwan Old Comrade Winter Snow (Dong Xue)

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In 2016, the Haiwan tea factory launched the Four Seasons tea cake series as part of their Old Comrade brand. These cakes are in high demand due to the limited production since the initial release.

Dong Xue / Winter Snow

This Dong Xue (Winter Snow) cake is part of the Four Season series and is specifically designed for the Winter season. According to Haiwan, this tea has the ability to warm the body and heart, making it the perfect drink for a cold and snowy day.

Ge Lang He

This large ripe pu erh tea (400g) is made from tea leaves of the Ge Lang He tea region. It offers everything you expect from a premium pu erh. It's not excessively fermented and not aggressively thick or earthy. Instead, it presents the classic aroma of a ripe pu erh in a subtle and elegant way, leaving a trail of sweetness in the mouth.

The cake is medium tightly compressed, but we recommend using a tea knife to pry.

Haiwan's Winter Poem

The label inside the cake offers a beautiful explanation of the philosophy behind this cake. Here's the original + our translation.





The southern mountains are beautiful and the snow is floating in the clouds.

The forest shows its bright colour, and the city becomes colder at dusk.

Away from the hustle and bustle, accompanied by large mountains.

In dense forest of the deep valley, you find the home of the Hani people.


  • Year: 2016
  • Season: Winter
  • Production date: 25 Oct 2016
  • Origin: Ge Lang He
  • Leaf grade: wild ancient tree (gushu)
  • Varietal (cultivar): large leaf Assamica (Da Ye Zhong)
  • Batch: 1
  • Compression: medium
  • Type: ripe (shou)
  • Brand: Haiwan
  • Series/recipe: Winter Snow (Dong Xue)
  • Shape: pu erh tea cake
  • Weight: 400g

How to Steep

How to make Haiwan Winter Snow (Dong Xue) 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 15 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 30 seconds for each next 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.