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.
frothy hot chocolate
semolina, steamed buns
whipped mousse, buddy
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
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 g.6-8 oz.use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
5 g.5 ozuse 205° watersteep 5 seconds add 5-10 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings