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2021 Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

2021 Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

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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

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
    savory
    100
    salted almond, malt, semolina
    true
    vegetal
    70
    cucumber skin, mint
    true
    spice
    45
    ginger, cardamom
    true
    fruit
    50
    mandarin orange
    true
    mineral-driven

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - salted almond, malt, semolina
    • vegetal - cucumber skin, mint
    • spice - ginger, cardamom
    • fruit - mandarin orange
    • texture - mineral-driven
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2021
    • Laoshan VillageShandong 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.



The He Family also recommends:

  1. 2021 Laoshan Osmanthus Black Tea
    2021 Laoshan Osmanthus Black Tea

    This year is the fourth fantastic harvest of the He Family's new osmanthus-scented black tea. Once again, the He Family is sharing a rich reserve-level Autumn Harvest Laoshan Black, scented during finishing with tiny hand-picked Laoshan Osmanthus flowers. The brown sugar, honey and fruity chocolate notes are melded together perfectly with the luscious almost creamy floral of the He Family’s meticulously hand-harvested Osmanthus blossoms. This tea is one of the hardest to make in the He Family collection since the local osmanthus blossoms are so small that they have to pick thousands just to make tiny batch of finished tea, but the results are worth the effort.

  2. Autumn Laoshan Pine Needle Green
    Autumn Laoshan Pine Needle Green

    Long, slender hand-twisted green tea loose leaf picked in the early autumn from organic cultivation rocky fields, finished to show off the beauty of the young buds. The flavor is delicate, mineral-driven and sweet through every steeping thanks to the careful hand-finishing, cold northern climate, and innovative growing techniques.

  3. 2022 Reserve Laoshan Gongfu Black
    2022 Reserve Laoshan Gongfu Black

    True Competition-Level Black Tea from Laoshan. This is the earliest, sweetest, most delicate harvest of the year, meticulously hand-rolled and twisted in the style of high-end Wuyi tea. The "gongfu" finish brings out notes of nutmeg, brown sugar, and fine dark chocolate.


  • "In recent years, spring has fluctuated between freezing nights and warm days, forcing the He Family to leave their greenhouse covers on longer, but this year, the nights were temperate enough to remove the greenhouse covers early, letting the buds slowly form in the open ocean air. The results are spectacular, one of the first harvests in many years to line up with ideal conditions..."

  • 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. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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