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2021 Autumn Laoshan Roasted Oolong

2021 Autumn Laoshan Roasted Oolong

Crafted by the He Family

Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family is one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.
  • true
    100
    frothy hot chocolate
    true
    100
    semolina, steamed buns
    true
    60
    dried cherry
    true
    75
    allspice, ginger
    true
    whipped mousse, buddy

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - frothy hot chocolate
    • savory - semolina, steamed buns
    • fruit - dried cherry
    • spice - allspice, ginger
    • texture - whipped mousse, buddy
    • DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2021
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    Rich, frothy and chocolatey - the fresh 2021 autumn harvest is here!

    Laoshan Roasted Oolong is an exciting experimental tea, applying traditional Southern Chinese yaoqing technique, an eight hour labor-intensive step, on top of slow careful roasting and curling, to produce a complex and nuanced tea that is distinctly Northern, and distinctly new. It takes the He Family an entire day to produce just a few kilos of this special tea, but the results are worth it. Yaoqing finishing gives deep fruit and floral undertones to the He Family’s trademark chocolate and malty base flavors. The careful kneading and rolling also brings out a beautiful, pure expression of the minerality of the soil and the water.


  • 'Our farmer-partner Mr. He in Laoshan tells the story of the night his father was visited by the exiled Taoists and given seedlings. The priests stole back their tea and gave it to leaders in the community to plant and grow. Mr. He proudly describes how his father planted the tea, watching it flourish.'

  • 4
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    205
    5 seconds
    5-10
    7
    32
    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.5 ozuse 205° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 5-10 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    7 g.32
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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