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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 – cocoa, malt, toasted grain
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – citrus, cherry
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – vanilla, honey
Click to watchHe Qing Qing in her family's workshop
DATE OF PICKING06/08/2016
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

The 2016 spring harvest of the He Family's black tea is fed by Laoshan's famously sweet mountain spring water and oxidized in the sun 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 harsh 2015/16 winter killed many established tea plants in Laoshan, pushing back the classic spring harvests & yielding sweeter teas.

Laoshan's mountain peaks
" 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

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

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