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2020 Autumn Laoshan Biluochun

2020 Autumn Laoshan Biluochun

Crafted by the 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.
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    55
    Flaky pastry, sweet cream
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    60
    Edamame, watercress
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    30
    Gardenia
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    55
    Limestone minerality, anise, cedar

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - Flaky pastry, sweet cream
    • vegetal - Edamame, watercress
    • floral - Gardenia
    • spice - Limestone minerality, anise, cedar
    • DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2020
    • 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.


  • '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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