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2021 Autumn Laoshan Pine Needle Green

2021 Autumn Laoshan Pine Needle Green

Crafted by the He Family

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.
  • true
    85
    toasted oat
    true
    60
    goji, persimmon
    true
    55
    honey
    true
    65
    rosemary, sweet corn
    true
    60
    allspice
    true
    cooling, sparkling

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - toasted oat
    • fruit - goji, persimmon
    • floral - honey
    • vegetal - rosemary, sweet corn
    • spice - allspice
    • texture - cooling, sparkling
    • DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2021
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONSEA LEVEL
    • Longjing QuntiTea Varietal

    Sparkling and cooling with notes of honey toasted oat - the fresh 2021 autumn harvest is here!

    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
    6-8
    175
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    175
    5 seconds
    4
    5
    12
    76
    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 5 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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