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Produced By 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

  • VEGETAL – spinach, sweet soy beans
  • SAVORY – buttercream
  • FLORAL – sweet cream, vanilla
  • A LITTLE SPICY – mineral water
Click to watchMr. He in his tea fields
DATE OF PICKINGSeptember 2016
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONSEA LEVEL
Longjing QuntiTea Varietal

This 2016 autumn harvest is only the third for this brand new tea! This innovative tea is first carefully curled before being pulled straight - all by hand. The result is a delicate, nuanced, and flavorful brew that lasts through multiple steepings. In addition to classic Laoshan "soy bean" aroma, the cold weather of early 2016 still lend a particular mineral element to this harvest along with a lingering, winning sweetness. Everything combines in this year's harvest to make one of our favorite ever Laoshan green teas! This tea is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques.

" Mr. He is the head of his family and his tea farm. Mr. He remembers a time when his parents still grew potatoes and corn, before tea farming became widespread in Laoshan. In recent years, he’s overseen the development of Laoshan Black, flat-pressed “Dragonwell Style” Laoshan Green, two kinds of Laoshan Oolong, and now - Laoshan "Pine Needle" Green tea.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 5 seconds
add 4 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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