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2021/2022 Lao Tong Zhi Fen Dou Ripe Pu Erh Cake

2021/2022 Lao Tong Zhi Fen Dou Ripe Pu Erh Cake

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A ripe Lao Tong Zhi (Old Comrade) pu erh tea cake from the Haiwan Tea Factory, belong to the Fen Dou (Fighting Spirit) series.

This ripe pu erh tea cake is made from a blend of tea leaves from the Menghai tea region. For the impatient pu erh tea collectors, this cake is ideal as it consists of pile-fermented maocha, which is already aged for 3-5 years in loose form.

We love the well balanced fermentation of this cake. It's smooth and sweet with a thick mouthfeel. For an Asian tea drinker, this may be a reminiscences of drinking a thinly cooked rice porridge. The taste is perfectly balanced with no excessively earthy and no bitter taste.


  • Year: 2021/2022
  • 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 (shou)
  • Brand: Haiwan
  • Series/recipe: Fen Dou
  • Shape: pu erh tea cake
  • Weight: 100g/357g

How to Steep

How to make this Haiwan pu erh tea?

There are two methods to prepare this small pu erh tea cake. No matter which method you choose, don’t worry. This tea is very forgiving when it comes to preparation:

Gongfu brewing

Pry a 6 gram chunk of tea and steep with 120 ml of water at 100 °C. Apply for 10 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 minutes and add 1 minutes for each subsequent infusion.

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

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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.