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

  • SAVORY – chocolate
  • FRUITY – cherry
  • A LITTLE SPICY – sandalwood
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – vanilla
Click to watchMr. He at work
DATE OF PICKING05/11/2015
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

This tea is the He Family's answer to the challenge that oolong is only for southern China. Despite Laoshan Village only having fifty years of tea cultivation and oolong being the most technically demanding kind of tea in the world to produce, Mr. He comes through brilliantly. It takes his entire family an entire day to process a single five pound batch of this tea. The careful kneading and rolling brings out a beautiful, pure expression of the minerality of the soil and the water.

" 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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