This herbal tea is finished with flowers foraged from Laoshan Chinese Scholar Trees on the slopes of Laoshan, carefully hand-finished by the He Family with a technique similar to their reserve Laoshan green teas.
toasted almond, cane sugar, sesame
melon, orange oil
floral - calendula, peony
savory - toasted almond, cane sugar, sesame
fruit - melon, orange oil
texture - buttery, salty
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
Styphnolobium japonicumTea Varietal
The Huai Flower of the Scholar's Tree grows wild across the slopes of Laoshan. The aromatic little flowers have been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years for anti-inflammatory properties. The He Family has been wild-foraging and brewing Huai Hua for as long as they can remember, but this year again they decided to apply their meticulous green tea processing to these unique flowers, including withering, heat fixing, curling and drying. The flowers partially oxidize during these processes, bringing out deep complexity and lingering sweet aftertaste.
Laoshan Gongfu Black is one of the most difficult finishes for the He Family, requiring flat-pressing and hand-twisting and curling to achieve the [...]
As low as$3.00
'By putting all the cultural value that the word “tea” inspires behind just one species of plant, we are missing the opportunity to appreciate the craft, devotion and subtle taste experience of other plants. The cultural weight of the word tea should be awarded based not on plant species, but on craft. After all, it was the craft of tea that originally made it necessary to distinguish cha (茶) and tu (荼)'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 8 seconds add 4 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings