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Yiwu San He Hao

Yiwu San He Hao Raw Pu-erh Tea

2009 vintage - spring harvest

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Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
Grade: 1-3
Production area: Yiwu, Menghai County, Xixhuanbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

This cake is the 2009 edition of the Red Yiwu produced by the Yu family in San He Village in Yiwu. Tea farmers usually do not store their teas for aging but there were a few tongs of this tea left at the daughter’s tea shop in Kunming.

Taste characteristics:
When I smelled the cake before unwrapping it, I was struck by its fragrance. Upon brewing the leaves, I was both surprised and rewarded by the camphor and honey scent. The tea is perfectly balanced and leaves a pleasant mouthfeel and a comforting cool sensation all over the mouth cavity. Smooth and silky, the tea flows softly and gently down the throat.

Although I was not able to buy this tea in quantity, I feel privileged to own such great tea. If a good tea has the ability to rid us of our worldly stress, this tea certainly can.

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Yiwu San He Hao Raw Pu-erh Tea 5g sample $14.00 Yiwu San He Hao Raw Pu-erh Tea raw Pu-erh 100g $173.00 Yiwu San He Hao Raw Pu-erh Tea Pu-erh 400g $690.00

Use 5g of leaves per 5-6 oz of water. Rinse with boiling water (212F/100C) water and discard the water. Begin brewing with 195F/90C water and follow the suggested steeping times below.


1 sec.
1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
5 sec.
3rd BREW
10 sec.
4th BREW
10 sec.
5th BREW
20 sec.
6th BREW
30 sec.
7th BREW
40 sec.
8th BREW
1 min.
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Customer Comments:

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Great YiWu tea. Great Raw Pu-erh tea 02/21/2022
By Richard Wong
I already own the Red YiWu Raw Pu-erh Tea (2014). I bought 5 gram of this Yiwu San He Hao Raw Pu-erh Tea (2009) to try. I taste-drank the two tea side-by-side. Both are excellent tea. Both have the YiWu characteristics of water-softness mouth-feel and a hint of plum (sour fruit) taste. These two characteristics make YiWu a great tea to drink every day and every moment. To me, both the 2014 and 2019 version tasted fairly similar to me. I highly recommend either Yu’s family YiWu tea for people who enjoy raw pu-erh tea.
Our responseThank you for the high mark. Yiwu tea is my favorite as well. So soft, yet intense.
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Wonderful Tea 08/20/2020
By Dennis Li
On the first and second infusion, the tea had a mild hint of red dates and sweetness. The next infusion, the sweetness covers the entire mouth, as the flavor is deeper. After awhile, the stress of the day is distant and the body feels a warm sensation. The sweetness on the fourth is pronounced and the tea is smooth. Later infusions have slight bitterness, but, the sweetness returns. The tea goes well with food or snack. The relaxation from the tea continues after each cup.
Our responseYiwu is reputed as the queen of pu-erh. It is elegant, soft, and sweet. It is one of my favorite regions.
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Great flavor, aroma and energy 05/31/2020
By Mike
This has wonderful flavors and aromas that emerge and evolve after several steepings. I got the best results when using the recommended water temperature. A great tea, especially for those who appreciate subtlety and a nice, relaxing cha qi
Our responseGlad this tea met your high expectations!
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Amazing tea! 02/15/2019
Very sweet tasting tea. There's a noticeable honey note to it in the first 4-5 brews; not so much in the subsequent brews, but they are still enjoyable and easy to drink.
Our responseThank you for your nice review.
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Delicious 09/17/2020
By stephen spitalny
What a delicious tea! I only bought a sample but it leaves me longing for more!
Our responseYiwu tea is one of my favorites also.