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Produced By the He Family

This herbal tea is foraged from Laoshan's wild Ziziphus Jujuba trees, carefully hand-finished and oxidized by the He Family with a technique similar to their classic Laoshan black tea.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – pudding, sweet corn, barley, toffee
  • VERY FLORAL – honey
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – cranberry
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DATE OF PICKINGMay 2017
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATION500-600 M
ziziphus jujubaBotanical Name

This 2017 harvest is a world-premiere! Like Gan Zao Ye, this experimental herbal-tisane is made from wild Laoshan-native Jujube trees, harvested on the mountain slopes and then allowed to oxidize in the sun before being finished using a technique inspired by Laoshan Black. These caffeine-free leaves are thinner than tea leaves, so they lose their moisture faster while oxidizing. This makes for a unique partially oxidized flavor with greener notes that shine through in later steepings.

" As they steep, the reddish dry leaves pop open almost as quickly as green Gan Zao Ye, yielding beautiful leaves that get a touch greener with each infusion. The first steepings are very, very malty with a light chocolate flavor, pudding sweetness and hints of violet. As the tea continues steeping, it gets a thick dried apple quality with cherry bark and palm sugar undertones... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

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