Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family was one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.
cinnamon, ginger, tulsi
savory - chocolate
spice - cinnamon, ginger, tulsi
fruit - cherry
savory - malted milk
texture - buddy, mineral-driven
DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2021
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
longjing quntiTea Varietal
Intensely chocolatey and mineral-driven - the new harvest is here!
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.
'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 g.6-8 oz.use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
5 g.4 ozuse 205° watersteep 8 seconds add 3-4 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings