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.
cherry, yuzu zest
steamed bun, muscovado sugar
fruit - cherry, yuzu zest
floral - osmanthus, honey
savory - steamed bun, muscovado sugar
spice - allspice, minerality
DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2019
Laoshan Village Shandong Province
longjing quntiTea Varietal
This year is the second fantastic harvest of the He Family's new osmanthus-scented black tea. Once again, the He Family is sharing a rich reserve-level Autumn Harvest Laoshan Black, scented during finishing with tiny hand-picked Laoshan Osmanthus flowers. The brown sugar, honey and fruity chocolate notes are melded together perfectly with the luscious almost creamy floral of the He Family’s meticulously hand-harvested Osmanthus blossoms. This tea is one of the hardest to make in the He Family collection since the local osmanthus blossoms are so small that they have to pick thousands just to make tiny batch of finished tea, but the results are worth the effort.
'Our farmer-partner Mr. He in Laoshan tells the story of the night his father was visited by the exiled Taoists and given seedlings. The priests stole back their tea and gave it to leaders in the community to plant and grow. Mr. He proudly describes how his father planted the tea, watching it flourish.'
4 g.6-8 oz.use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
5 g.5 ozuse 205° watersteep 5 seconds add 5-10 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings