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.
caramel, toasted oats
allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon
honeyed with sparkling minerality
floral - rose
savory - caramel, toasted oats
spice - allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon
fruit - lychee, peach
texture - honeyed with sparkling minerality
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
longjing quntiTea Varietal
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.
This relatively new tea is fed by sweet mountain spring water and oxidized in the sun for three days b[...]
As low as$5.25
"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