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Produced By the He Family

This herbal tea is foraged from Laoshan's wild Ziziphus Jujuba trees, carefully hand-finished by the He Family in their workshop just like their classic Laoshan green teas.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY VEGETAL – genmaicha, yellow peas
  • SAVORY – walnut, barley, toasted rice
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – honey
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DATE OF PICKING5/8/2016
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATION500-600 M
ziziphus jujubaBotanical Name

Gan Zao Ye (Wild Jujube) is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea that grows unmanaged and wild on the slopes of Laoshan. The He family forages a limited quantity each spring and hand-processes it just like a traditional green tea with withering, firing and curling. The final result is packed with just as much flavor complexity (and antioxidants) as traditional tea with a striking barley and walnut flavor.

" When we tried Mr. He’s Laoshan Gan Zao Ye, we were blown away. It had the flavor complexity of any incredible green tea with deep lingering sweetness, rich malt tones and a barley flavor all its own. The character of the finished tea felt like an extremely true expression of Laoshan, and the He Family’s values despite coming from an entirely different species of plant... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 8 seconds
add 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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