This new spring 2021 harvest is in stock now!
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, the He Family has reserve a small harvest of a very special grade of Laoshan Gongfu Black, picked soon after green house coverings were removed this year.
This is a stunning harvest unlike anything we've every seen before in Laoshan. The perfectly straight 'pine needles' are made with the buddy early harvest picking and yielding a texture closer to Wuyi minerality and crispness, with a deeply complex spice flavor, packed with apricot, rose, and licorice.