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2020 Spring Laoshan Green

2020 Spring Laoshan Green

Sourced By the 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.
  • true
    65
    fennel, mint, basil, cucumber
    true
    70
    sparkling juicy aftertaste
    true
    25
    lychee
    true
    65
    whipped soy milk, semolina

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - fennel, mint, basil, cucumber
    • spice - sparkling juicy aftertaste
    • fruit - lychee
    • savory - whipped soy milk, semolina
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONSEA LEVEL
    • Longjing QuntiTea Varietal

    The new 2020 spring harvest is here! Laoshan Green was the first tea produced at Taiqing temple by the Taoist monks of Laoshan. The plants were originally brought to the region from Dragonwell, and slowly allowed to adapt to the unique cold ocean climate of the area. The He Family’s Laoshan Green is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques. The result is rich, fresh flavor full of Laoshan's famous sweet vegetal-savory soy bean flavor aroma.


  • 'Last year brought about a new threat to tea in Laoshan. After another historically cold winter, the short spring picking window in 2018 was cut off in May by sudden, unexpected extreme heat and intense rains followed right after by alternating unseasonably cold weather. This unprecedented short window to harvest and finish tea after a bitter winter has meant the smallest yield in a generation for the He Family, and for the entire small village of Laoshan'

  • 5
    6-8
    175
    30 seconds
    15
    5
    6
    175
    8-10 seconds
    4
    5
    12
    76
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 175° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 8-10 seconds
    add 4 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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