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.
Flaky pastry, sweet cream
Limestone minerality, anise, cedar
savory - Flaky pastry, sweet cream
vegetal - Edamame, watercress
floral - Gardenia
spice - Limestone minerality, anise, cedar
DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2020
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
longjing quntiTea Varietal
If Mr. He had to pick one tea that best represented the terroir of Laoshan, Biluochun would be his first choice. Delicate hand-picked buds and leaves are withered in bamboo baskets, and carefully hand curled and rolled under low heat to form beautiful long twists that unfold gracefully in a glass teapot or tumbler. The fresh and delicate leaf material is the first new growth of the cool autumn season as the weather starts turning and the mornings and nights are misty again. The sweetness in the leaves is allowed to build up for an incredibly rich autumn harvest. The careful hand-finishing adds more depth and complexity, while bolstering the mineral-laden texture. It may be incredibly labor-intensive, but Mr. He continues to finish this using traditional techniques year after year to show how nuanced Laoshan tea can truly be.
'Over several days this Spring, Mr. and Mrs. He walked us through the intensive processes involved in making Laoshan Green Tea, and we documented each step to share with you.'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 6 seconds add 8 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings