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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

  • SAVORY – semolina, cocoa
  • FLORAL – honey
  • FRUITY – dragon eye fruit
  • A LITTLE SPICY – sandalwood
Click to watchthe He Family's autumn tea fields
DATE OF PICKING05/05/15
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

Since it’s invention just a few seasons ago, the He Family has been sharing their technique with their neighbors; now five families in Laoshan are producing Laoshan Oolong. It is affectionately called “Dou Dou Cha” (little soy bean tea) by everyone in Laoshan, both for Laoshan teas’ unique “soy bean” aroma and for the oolong’s adorable rolled shape. This Spring, Mr. He reserved part of his family’s top grade harvests specifically to create this special reserve grade Roasted Oolong.

" 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 185° 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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