Start with the most delicate of the three teas, the Flat Pressed Laoshan Green, and compare it to the hand twisted Laoshan Bilochun next. End with the 1st Picking Laoshan Black to see how oxidization and roast can affect flavor as the leaf material in the Laoshan Bilochun and 1st Picking Laoshan Black are very similar.
Mr. He brews all of his teas as strong as possible, but his daughter Qingqing prefers a lighter, more modern brew. We recommend using 5g of leaf per infusion (5-6oz of water)
, which is a third of the sample bag.
The most authentic technique is to use 185° F water for all four teas
. Compared to the traditional “industry standard.” the He Family tends to brew a bit hot for greens and a bit cool for black tea. The results are worth exploring!
The He Family uses uncovered glass pitchers
to brew all four of these teas, steeping the leaves for about 15 seconds per infusion
, and will continue steeping the same leaves at least six to eight times