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2021 Wild Laoshan Mulberry Leaf

2021 Wild Laoshan Mulberry Leaf

Crafted By the He Family

This herbal tea is foraged from Laoshan's wild Lu mulberry trees, carefully hand-finished by the He Family in their workshop just like their classic Laoshan green teas.
  • true
    100
    dried blackberry, apricot
    true
    55
    honey
    true
    60
    graham cracker
    true
    60
    cinnamon, parsnip
    true
    lingering, deeply sweet

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - dried blackberry, apricot
    • floral - honey
    • savory - graham cracker
    • spice - cinnamon, parsnip
    • texture - lingering, deeply sweet
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATION500-600 M
    • Morus multicaulisTea Varietal

    The He Family is continuing their tradition this year of wild-foraging caffeine-free native Laoshan herbs and using their expertise at green tea processing to finish the leaves like a traditional green tea. While Shandong native Lu mulberry leaf would normally be simply air-dried for use in medicinal tea, the He Family has applied withering, heat-fixing, curling and tumble-drying to bring out much richer and more subtle flavor through their craft. We are excited to share the He Family's herbal teas again this season, and to offer a look at the flavor of Laoshan from another plant entirely different from camellia sinensis!



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  • 'When humans first started drinking real tea, it rocked our word.The tea plant seemed magical. But what if tea is not the only plant out there that does incredible things when finished with craft and brewed up right?'

  • 5
    6-8
    175
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    175
    8 seconds
    4
    5
    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 8 seconds
    add 4 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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