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Produced By The He Family

Real pioneers & leaders in Laoshan's tea commmunity, the He family hand picks their tea from their 15 acre farm, hand finished in their own small workshop.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – chocolate chip, malt, toasted barley, cake
  • FRUITY – cherry, tawny port
  • SPICY – minerality, vanilla
Click to watchHe Qing Qing in her family's workshop
DATE OF PICKINGMay 2017
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

The 2017 spring harvest of the He Family's black tea is fed by Laoshan's famously sweet mountain spring water and oxidized traditionally for three days before finishing to bring out rich chocolate notes. The He family are true pioneers in their tea community, and their Laoshan Black is a labor of love out to prove how incredible teas from Northern China can be. The mature plants that survived last year's harsh winter weather are continuing their recovery this season, and bring a beautiful clean minerality to this year's harvest.

" Over several days, Mr. and Mrs. He and their daughter QingQing walked us through the intensive processes involved in making Laoshan Black Tea. Making just 10 pounds of black tea in Laoshan takes 4 to 6 people three full days to process after picking! ... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.5  oz.use 205° watersteep 2-3 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

5 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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