This spring pre-order tea has been picked by the He Family in Laoshan.
We expect this tea to arrive in late August. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once these teas have arrived in the US.
Crafted By the He Family
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.
Clove, soft minerality
strawberry ice cream
savory - Fudge, hazelnut
spice - Clove, soft minerality
spice - honey
fruit - strawberry ice cream
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
longjing quntiTea Varietal
Pre-orders are now open for this 2021 spring harvest.
Laoshan Gongfu Black is one of the most difficult finishes for the He Family, requiring flat-pressing and hand-twisting and curling to achieve the final shape and finish. Mr. He saves this technique for his finest spring harvests, and this year we've been able to secure more of this spring's beautiful Gongfu Black with creamy honey-packed flavor and delicious "dessert" aromatics paired with a mineral aftertaste.
Gan Zao Ye (Wild Jujube) is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea that grows unmanaged and wild on the slopes of Laoshan. The He family forages a li[...]
As low as$1.25
"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..."
photos courtesy of He Qingqing, April 2021
5 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