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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

  • VERY SAVORY – cocoa, toasted rice, rice milk
  • FLORAL – honey, vanilla, rose
  • FRUITY – lychee
Click to watchHe Qing Qing in her family's workshop
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

This tea is Mr. He's pride and joy, carefully crafted with hand-picked buds and oxidized in the sun over three days. This year the He Family is offering their earliest Laoshan Black harvest ever to show off the wonderful flavor that their craft in roasting and oxidizing brings to tiny budset Laoshan tea. The stored sugar and nutrients of the earliest Da Tian pickings has more sweetness and lingering aftertaste than later harvests. This year's temperate winter and cool spring came together perfectly. Don't miss the opportunity to try this tiny batch of earliest harvest!

" Laoshan is known all over China first as a Taoist holy site, and second as the source of some of the best water in the country. The water gained its fame when it was included as the master ingredient in the original Tsing Tao beer recipe.... "

Steeping Instructions


4 g.6-8
use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


5 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 10 seconds
add 8 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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