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Produced By He Family

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

Tasting Profile

  • FLORAL – osmanthus, honey
  • FRUITY – pomelo, cherry
  • SPICY – sandalwood, minerality
  • VERY SAVORY – dark chocolate
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DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2017
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

The He Family has a deep knowledge of every flower and herb growing in Laoshan. Every year, they wild-forage herbs for medicine and cooking, but this year they decided to experiment with wild osmanthus blossoms blended with their hand-processed roasted oolong. Because the osmanthus blossoms are so small and so inaccessible for picking, this is an incredibly labor intensive tea to forage and finish. They were able to set aside just a few pounds, the result of a week’s work, for us to share. The osmanthus blossoms are mixed with Laoshan roasted oolong for a subtle and delicate tribute to the craft of the region and the innovation of the He Family.

" Our farmer-partner Mr. He in Laoshan tells the story of the night his father was visited by the exiled Taoists and given seedlings. The priests stole back their tea and gave it to leaders in the community to plant and grow. Mr. He proudly describes how his father planted the tea, watching it flourish.... "

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 5 seconds
add 5-10 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

7 g.32
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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