Produced By The He Family

Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family was one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – cocoa, malt, toasted bran, semolina
  • FRUITY – raisin, fig
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – vanilla
Click to watchMr. He at work
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

This brand new kind of tea is fed by sweet mountain spring water and roasted in the sun for three days before finishing to bring out rich chocolate notes. Mr. He perfected this tea as a proud reflection of the bold Shandong spirit and the perseverance of Laoshan Village. Laoshan Black is a labor of love to prove to the world how incredible teas from Northern China can be.

" 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! ... "
Loki the Tea Cat investigates the latest harvest of Laoshan Black

Steeping Instructions


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


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


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

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