This tea is part of the He Family's reserve collection, chosen by Mr. He as the best representation of Laoshan's potential and his family's values in crafting and picking.
soybean, toasted walnut
limestone minerality, fresh ginger
savory - soybean, toasted walnut
vegetal - cucumber
fruit - vanilla
fruit - candied citrus
spice - limestone minerality, fresh ginger
Laoshan Village Shandong Province
The flat-pressing process that Mr. He uses to finish this reserve 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. The flat-pressing technique really allows the subtle complexity of this season’s harvest to shine through. This May harvest is picked once the protective winter greenhouses are removed and the risk of frost has passed.
'Tea in Laoshan has to be grown very differently than tea in southern China. Triple-layered greenhouse coverings are used all winter to protect the tea from bitter cold. Shandong is consistently below freezing throughout the winter, and recent years have seen longer, colder winters than usual. There is a constant threat of frost damage, often dramatically limiting spring harvests while plants recovers from hard winters.'
4 g.6-8 oz.use
175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
4 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 8 seconds add 4 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings