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Reserve Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

Reserve Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

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Early Harvest Laoshan Green
The very first picking of spring, meticulously hand-finished and pressed flat like Dragonwell to show off delicate complexity. Notes of mint, coriander, juicy honeydew, luscious jasmine and rich flaky pastry.
May 2022 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
Competition Level
Early Harvest Laoshan Green
The very first picking of spring, meticulously hand-finished and pressed flat like Dragonwell to show off delicate complexity. Notes of mint, coriander, juicy honeydew, luscious jasmine and rich flaky pastry.
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.
 
Grown using old-school organic farming techniques on the rocky foothills of Laoshan, protected by ocean mist and fed by sweet spring water.
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril 16, 2022
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    This special hand picked, hand made tea was picked this year during the early shage-grown spring harvest in mid-April, with the He Family's greenhouse protection against the cold of Laoshan's unique northern climate. With the greenhouse protection still in place, the tea plants grow slowly for textural intensity and sweetness unique to shade-grown tea. The flat-pressing process that Mr. He uses to finish this fresh spring harvest is inspired by Dragonwell green tea. In fact, Laoshan tea was originally brought to the area from Dragonwell, so for this cultivar, flat-pressing is a return to its origins. The day-long labor-intensive process to finish this delicate tea makes for beautiful leaves to brew in glass. The flavor is lighter but the aroma and sweetness more pronounced with flat-pressing.

  • true
    50
    mint, radish
    true
    80
    toasted buckwheat, flaky pastry
    true
    60
    coriander
    true
    50
    honeydew melon
    true
    30
    jasmine
    true
    thick, creamy

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - mint, radish
    • savory - toasted buckwheat, flaky pastry
    • spice - coriander
    • fruit - honeydew melon
    • floral - jasmine
    • texture - thick, creamy

The He Family also recommends:

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    This is the He Family’s iconic loose leaf green tea: organic farming, curled leaves that dance in the cup, all carefully hand-finished for rich creamy flavor. Delicate hand-picked buds and leaves are withered in bamboo baskets, and carefully hand curled and rolled under low heat to form beautiful long twists that unfold gracefully in a glass teapot or tumbler. The fresh and delicate leaf material is the first new growth of the cool autumn season as the weather starts turning and the mornings and nights are misty again. 

  2. Autumn Laoshan Pine Needle Green
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  3. 2021 Laoshan Pine Needle Green
    2021 Laoshan Pine Needle Green

    Long slender hand-twisted leaves picked in early spring from organic cultivation rocky fields. Mr. He only makes his green tea loose leaf so that people can appreciate the craft and beauty of his finishing technique. The flavor is delicate, mineral-driven and sweet through every steeping thanks to the careful hand-finishing, cold northern climate, and innovative growing techniques.

Spring 2022 Update from the Fields