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.
Graham cracker, brown sugar
Cedar, sandalwood, licorice
savory - Graham cracker, brown sugar
spice - Cedar, sandalwood, licorice
fruit - Cherry
floral - Marigold
Laoshan Village Shandong Province
This is the highest grade Laoshan Black tea that the He Family produced in 2020. 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 as soon as the green house coverings were removed this year.
'The initial aromas are full of rich, tangy goji berry, raisin, and savory roasted chestnut. For us, the initial sips had the thick pastry like quality of croissant with deep chocolate flavor. As we continued steeping out the tea, we got dark fruit and hearty bran flavor with a big, thick honey aftertaste and texture. In the latest steepings we tasted toasted marshmallow and graham'
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