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2022 Ripe Lao Tong Zhi 9978

2022 Ripe Lao Tong Zhi 9978

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A ripe pu erh tea cake from the Haiwan Tea Factory. This classic Lao Tong Zhi (Old Comrade) pu erh is based on the classic 9978 recipe.


  • Year: 2022
  • Season: Spring
  • Origin: Lu Xiao Zheng, Anning
  • Leaf grade: arbor tea (qiao mu)
  • Varietal (cultivar): large leaf Assamica (Da Ye Zhong)
  • Production date: 2022 May 28
  • Type: ripe (sheng)
  • Brand: Haiwan
  • Series/recipe: 9978
  • Shape: pu erh tea cake
  • Weight: 100g

How to Steep

How to make this Lao Tong Zhi pu erh tea?

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

Gongfu brewing

Pry a 6 gram chunk of tea and steep with 120 ml of water at 100 °C. Apply for 15 seconds for the first 3 steeps and add 5 seconds for each next infusion.

Western brewing

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

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