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.
fudge, malt, toasted hazelnut
wild honey, jasmine
cherry, dried apple
savory - fudge, malt, toasted hazelnut
floral - wild honey, jasmine
spice - nutmeg, minerality
fruit - cherry, dried apple
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
longjing quntiTea Varietal
Laoshan Roasted Oolong is the most technically-demanding and labor-intensive tea that the He Family produces. As one of the first people in Northern China to take on oolong craft, Mr. He is defining the flavor and value of this new tea for the entire region. He starts with tender hand-picked leaves from his mountain-spring fed ocean-facing plot, and allows them a full two days to oxidize before beginning the critical kneading and shaking stage that brings out deep rich fruit and florals not normally present. These flavors are locked in with a heavy roast for a tea with the satisfying body of Laoshan Black but with the subtlety of the fine oolong.
'Mr. He and He Qingqing set out to prove that Laoshan is capable of crafting truly fine tea, worthy of respect on the wider world stage. First green tea, then black tea, and now, the real show-stopper: Laoshan oolong tea. Their family's success demonstrates that great tea doesn’t come only from tradition, but rather from a combination of hard work, land stewardship and inspired innovation.'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
5 g.5 ozuse 205° watersteep 5 seconds add 5-10 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings