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2024 Spring Laoshan Biluochun

2024 Spring Laoshan Biluochun

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Mr. He's Hand-Twisted Green Tea
Using tender spring buds, the He Family carefully hand twists and rolls this shade-grown tea to bring out notes of snap pea, osmanthus, toasted sesame and persimmon
Using tender spring buds, the He Family carefully hand twists and rolls this shade-grown tea to bring out  lingering mineral texture. Now available for pre-order!
May, 2024 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
Mr. He's Hand-Twisted Green Tea
Using tender spring buds, the He Family carefully hand twists and rolls this shade-grown tea to bring out notes of snap pea, osmanthus, toasted sesame and persimmon
Using tender spring buds, the He Family carefully hand twists and rolls this shade-grown tea to bring out  lingering mineral texture. Now available for pre-order!
May, 2024 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
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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 PICKINGMay 2024
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    Classic Laoshan Biluochun is picked after the He Family removes the protective greenhouse coverings from their tea at the end of the cold season. The hand-twisting and slow finishing process of bilochun is Mr. He’s personal favorite, making this his own daily go-to tea. Hand-processing brings out even thicker texture and sweeter creamier flavors than classic Laoshan Green.

  • true
    75
    snap pea
    true
    75
    lemon tart, persimmon
    true
    60
    toasted sesame
    true
    50
    nutmeg
    true
    50
    osmanthus
    true
    soft minerality

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - snap pea
    • fruit - lemon tart, persimmon
    • savory - toasted sesame
    • spice - nutmeg
    • floral - osmanthus
    • texture - soft minerality

The He Family also recommends:


  • "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..."

Liu Jiaqi with her brother Mu Mu
fresh picked Laoshan tea buds
fresh 2023 Laoshan tea leaves
making Reserve Laoshan Biluochun green
brewing fresh Laoshan green tea
spring 2023 Laoshan tea plants

photos courtesy of He Qingqing, April 2024

  • 5
    6-8
    175
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    175
    10 seconds
    8
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 8 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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