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2020 Spring Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

2020 Spring Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

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Sourced By the the He Family

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.
  • true
    65
    soybean, toasted walnut
    true
    65
    cucumber
    true
    40
    vanilla
    true
    30
    candied citrus
    true
    55
    limestone minerality, fresh ginger

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - soybean, toasted walnut
    • vegetal - cucumber
    • fruit - vanilla
    • fruit - candied citrus
    • spice - limestone minerality, fresh ginger
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2020
    • Laoshan Village Shandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    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
    6-8
    175
    20 seconds
    10
    4
    6
    175
    8 seconds
    4
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 8 seconds
    add 4 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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