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2024 Spring Laoshan Roasted Oolong

2024 Spring Laoshan Roasted Oolong

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Black tea maltiness
with oolong aromatics
The He Family takes their iconic Laoshan Black and gives it a 12 hour oolong turning and rolling process to bring out persimmon, spice and sweetness alongside classic malted cocoa flavor.
The He Family takes their iconic Laoshan Black and gives it a 12 hour oolong turning and rolling process to bring out sweet spice alongside classic chocolate malt flavor. Now available for pre-order!
May 2024 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
arriving now ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
Black tea maltiness
with oolong aromatics
The He Family takes their iconic Laoshan Black and gives it a 12 hour oolong turning and rolling process to bring out persimmon, spice and sweetness alongside classic malted cocoa flavor.
The He Family takes their iconic Laoshan Black and gives it a 12 hour oolong turning and rolling process to bring out sweet spice alongside classic chocolate malt flavor. Now available for pre-order!
May 2024 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
arriving now ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
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Crafted by the He Family

Pioneers and community leaders, the He Family is dedicated to making a name for their stunningly smooth, malty, rich teas cultivated in China’s coldest, northernmost growing region.
 
Grown using old-school organic farming techniques on the rocky foothills of Laoshan, protected by ocean mist and fed by sweet spring water.
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2024
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • 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.

    Laoshan Roasted Oolong balances malty dessert-like chocolate with an underlying deep spice and Wuyi-like roasted texture. Expect the sweet savory qualities of reserve Laoshan Black but with notes of spice and deep minerality.

  • true
    85
    chocolate malted milk
    true
    75
    nutmeg
    true
    70
    persimmon
    true
    55
    vanilla
    true
    creamy, rich

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - chocolate malted milk
    • spice - nutmeg
    • fruit - persimmon
    • floral - vanilla
    • texture - creamy, rich


the He Family also recommends

  • '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
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    205
    5 seconds
    5-10
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 205° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 5-10 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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