Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family was one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.
Pine, sparkling minerality
spice - Pine, sparkling minerality
savory - Whipped cream
floral - vanilla
vegetal - Matcha
DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2020
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
Longjing QuntiTea Varietal
This innovative tea is first carefully curled before being pulled straight - all by hand. The result is a delicate, nuanced, and flavorful brew that lasts through multiple steepings. He Qingqing loves the way the leaves dance in a glass pitcher for brewing and the way that the hand finishing shows off Laoshan’s delicate deep-green buds and leaves at a glance. This tea is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques including growing rows of soybean between rows of tea to restore nitrates to the soil. The extreme northern climate means cold winters and short growing seasons, but the He Family perseveres, protecting their tea in greenhouses over the winter. The result is a deeply sweet and delicate green tea unlike any other in the world.
'The initial steepings in this year’s harvest are crisp and green with a spicy undertone (like arugula). This taste slowly melts into a thicker, smoother texture, like thick clover honey. We were very excited in late steepings to taste a sweet pistachio flavor with a creamy but cooling lemon sorbet aftertaste. Both of these new tasting notes to Laoshan Green for us'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 5 seconds add 4 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings