Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family is one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.
matcha, sweet grass
cashew, toasted rice, shortbread
vegetal - matcha, sweet grass
savory - cashew, toasted rice, shortbread
spice - mineral
fruit - tangerine, yuzu
Laoshan Village Shandong Province
Laoshan Green Oolong takes the beautiful mineral-forward green bean profile of Laoshan Green and gives it an astounding depth and complexity through meticulous labor intensive craftsmanship. Mr. He starts with sweet rich fresh leaves, all the more precious this year with a historically small yield, and kneads and shakes the leaves to bring out rich florals and fruity undertones. Heat locks in the green quality of this tea before it can oxidize, yielding a fresh pure and honest expression of the unique flavor of the region.
'This year brings 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'
4 g.6-8 oz.use
175° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
5 g.5 ozuse 175° watersteep 5 seconds add 5-15 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings