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Produced By The 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

  • VERY SAVORY – hot chocolate, toasted rice, toast
  • VERY FRUITY – candied orange peel, raisin
  • FLORAL – honey, marshmallow
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DATE OF PICKINGMay 2016
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

Last year, Mr. He decided to experiment with his hand-twisting and rolling technique developed for Pine Needle Green in making a Wuyi Gongfu Black style tea true to Laoshan. The He Family was so happy with the results and international response that they had to make Laoshan Gongfu Black for a second season! The delicate treatment makes this tea yield many infusions and brings out the roasted marshmallow and chocolate s'mores quality of fine Laoshan Black.

" Over several days, Mr. and Mrs. He and their daughter QingQing walked us through the intensive processes involved in making Laoshan Black Tea. Making just 10 pounds of black tea in Laoshan takes 4 to 6 people three full days to process after picking! ... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.4  oz.use 205° watersteep 8 seconds
add 3-4 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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