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2022 Autumn Laoshan Biluochun

2022 Autumn Laoshan Biluochun

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Iconic Autumn Harvest
Curled Green Tea
Shade-grown cool-season autumn buds with deep intense textural profile. Notes of tulsi, macadamia, tangerine and anise with creamy lingering texture.
October 2022 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
AUTUMN PRE-ORDERETA week of 10/31
Iconic Autumn Harvest
Curled Green Tea
Shade-grown cool-season autumn buds with deep intense textural profile. Notes of tulsi, macadamia, tangerine and anise with creamy lingering texture.
October 2022 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
AUTUMN PRE-ORDERETA week of 10/31
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Crafted by the He Family

Pioneers and community leaders, the He Family is dedicated to making a name for their stunningly smooth, malty, rich teas cultivated in China’s coldest, northernmost growing region.
 
Grown using old-school organic farming techniques on the rocky foothills of Laoshan, protected by ocean mist and fed by sweet spring water.

AUTUMN 2022 PRE-ORDER

This autumn 2022 pre-order tea has been picked by the He Family in Laoshan and is available to reserve on pre-order while supplies last.

This tea is expected to ship around the end of October. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once all teas in your order have arrived.

    • DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2022
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • 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.

  • true
    55
    toasted macadamia, soy milk
    true
    65
    edamame, tulsi
    true
    60
    star anise
    true
    65
    rose petal
    true
    60
    tangerine
    true
    creamy, lingering

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - toasted macadamia, soy milk
    • vegetal - edamame, tulsi
    • spice - star anise
    • floral - rose petal
    • fruit - tangerine
    • texture - creamy, lingering

The He Family also recommends:

  1. 2023 Reserve Pine Needle Green
    2023 Reserve Pine Needle Green

    Mr. He’s daughter Qingqing, co-owner of Verdant Tea, pioneered this finishing style with her father. She loves the long delicate twisting technique for the way the leaves dance in a glass pitcher as they unfold yielding a delicate nuanced brew that lasts over multiple steepings. The hand pulled and twisted finish on this early reserve harvest shows off the delicate deep-green buds that the family picks with so much care, cultivating with sustainable chemical free farming, and fed by sweet mountain spring water.

  2. 2023 Spring Laoshan Black
    2023 Spring Laoshan Black
    This relatively new tea is fed by sweet mountain spring water and oxidized in the sun for three days before finishing to bring out signature chocolate notes. Mr. He perfected this tea as a proud reflection of the bold Shandong spirit and the perseverance of Laoshan Village. Laoshan Black is a labor of love to prove to the world how wonderful teas from Northern China can be. The body is light and smooth, without astringency.
  3. 2022 Autumn Laoshan Black
    2022 Autumn Laoshan Black

    The He Family’s Most Popular Tea. This cool autumn season harvest black tea is packed with flavor and aromatics, fully oxidized and roasted to achieve the iconic malty, chocolatey, honeyed Laoshan Black flavor.

  • '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
    6-8
    175
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    175
    6 seconds
    8
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 8 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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