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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, malt
  • VERY SPICY – mineral, cedar
  • FRUITY – dried apple, cherry bark
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – violet
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DATE OF PICKINGMay 2017
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.

" This year seems to be a watershed year in really defining what the oolong process brings to Laoshan tea. The roasted oolong shines with a new presence, all its own. We were thrilled with the huge mineral notes that we loved in the greener style. The mineral qualities of this tea make it stylistically closer to Wuyi tea for the way processing brings out the flavor of rock and water... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 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

5 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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