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2022 Wild Laoshan Mulberry Leaf

2022 Wild Laoshan Mulberry Leaf

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Mulberry leaf finished like
classic Laoshan Green
Caffeine-free wild-foraged herbal tea defying genre with a green tea rolling and firing process to bring out notes of green apple, chestnut, ginseng and fresh greens.
May 2022 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
Mulberry leaf finished like
classic Laoshan Green
Caffeine-free wild-foraged herbal tea defying genre with a green tea rolling and firing process to bring out notes of green apple, chestnut, ginseng and fresh greens.
May 2022 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
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SPRING 2022 PRE-ORDER

This spring 2022 pre-order tea has been picked by the He Family in Laoshan and is available to reserve on pre-order while supplies last.

This tea is expected to ship around the end of June. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once all teas in your order have arrived.

Crafted By the He Family

Pioneers and community leaders, the He Family is dedicated to making a name for their stunningly smooth, malty, rich teas cultivated in China’s coldest, northernmost growing region.
 
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.
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2022
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATION500-600 M
    • Morus multicaulisTea Varietal

    The He Family is continuing their tradition again 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 once again this spring season, and to offer a look at the flavor of Laoshan from another plant entirely different from camellia sinensis!

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    green apple
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    chestnut, marzipan
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    white pepper, ginseng
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    mustard greens
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    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - green apple
    • savory - chestnut, marzipan
    • spice - white pepper, ginseng
    • vegetal - mustard greens
    • texture - lingering, sweet


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  2. 2022 Autumn Laoshan Gongfu Black
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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?'

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