Verdant Tea

2022 Autumn Laoshan Gongfu Black

2022 Autumn Laoshan Gongfu Black

banner
Hand-Twisted Craft Black Tea
First flat-pressed, then hand twisted, Laoshan Gongfu Black is a difficult finish that brings out sparkling minerality in Laoshan tea. Notes of pomegranite, fudge ganache and clove.
October 2022 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
AUTUMN PRE-ORDERETA week of 10/31
Hand-Twisted Craft Black Tea
First flat-pressed, then hand twisted, Laoshan Gongfu Black is a difficult finish that brings out sparkling minerality in Laoshan tea. Notes of pomegranite, fudge ganache and clove.
October 2022 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
AUTUMN PRE-ORDERETA week of 10/31
Loading...

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.

AUTUMN 2022 PRE-ORDER

This autumn 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 October. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once all teas in your order have arrived.

    • DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2022
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    This tea highlights Mr. He’s delicate and meticulous hand rolling and straightening technique developed in producing Pine Needle Green, but introducing traditional sun-oxidation to make a rich and deeply complex black tea. The result is Lashan’s most mineral-forward and complex black tea to date. This tea is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques including growing rows of soybean between rows of tea to restore nitrates to the soil. The finished tea picks up the rocky minerality of the soil, and careful low temperature roasting brings out deep brown sugar sweetness.

  • true
    100
    fudge ganache
    true
    90
    clove, gingersnap
    true
    65
    pomegranate
    true
    50
    vanilla honey
    true
    rich, velvety, creamy

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - fudge ganache
    • spice - clove, gingersnap
    • fruit - pomegranate
    • floral - vanilla honey
    • texture - rich, velvety, creamy

the He Family also recommends:

  1. 2022 Autumn Laoshan Green Oolong
    2022 Autumn Laoshan Green Oolong
    This tea is the He Family's answer to the challenge that oolong is only for southern China. Despite Laoshan Village only having fifty years of tea cultivation and oolong being the most technically demanding kind of tea in the world to produce, Mr. He comes through brilliantly. The careful kneading and rolling brings out a beautiful, pure expression of the minerality of the soil and the water. This tea is processed without a roast for a true green flavor of Laoshan.
  2. 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.

  3. 2022 Autumn Laoshan Black
    2022 Autumn Laoshan Black

    The He Family’s Most Popular Tea. This cool autumn season harvest black tea is packed with flavor and aromatics, fully oxidized and roasted to achieve the iconic malty, chocolatey, honeyed Laoshan Black flavor.

  • 'Over several days, Mr. and Mrs. He and their daughter QingQing walked us through the intensive processes involved in making Laoshan Black Tea. Making just 10 pounds of black tea in Laoshan takes 4 to 6 people three full days to process after picking!'

  • 4
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    4
    205
    8 seconds
    3-4
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.4 ozuse 205° watersteep 8 seconds
    add 3-4 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

Product Photo Gallery

Copyright © 2013-present Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.