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2021 Wild Laoshan Gan Zao Ye

2021 Wild Laoshan Gan Zao Ye

Crafted by the He Family

This herbal tea is foraged from Laoshan's wild Ziziphus Jujuba trees, carefully hand-finished by the He Family in their workshop just like their classic Laoshan green teas.
  • true
    goji berry, avocado
    toasted oats, genmaicza, coconut
    oregano, cardamom
    cinnamon, cardamom
    cooling, sweet

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - goji berry, avocado
    • savory - toasted oats, genmaicza, coconut
    • vegetal - oregano, cardamom
    • spice - cinnamon, cardamom
    • texture - cooling, sweet
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2021
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATION500-600 M
    • ziziphus jujubaTea Varietal

    The new 2021 spring harvest is availabe and shipping now!

    Gan Zao Ye (Wild Jujube) is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea that grows unmanaged and wild on the slopes of Laoshan. The He family forages a limited quantity each spring and hand-processes it just like a traditional green tea with withering, firing and curling. The final result is packed with just as much flavor complexity (and antioxidants) as a traditional tea.

    The delicate leaves spring open and release a deep sweet toasted oat aroma. The first sips are similar to genmaicha- green tea mixed with toasted puffed rice. As the tea steeps out it shows off complex notes of goji berry, coconut, eucalyptus, and cardamom. The aftertaste is supremely sweet, cooling and refreshing.

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  • 'When we tried Mr. He’s Laoshan Gan Zao Ye, we were blown away. It had the flavor complexity of any incredible green tea with deep lingering sweetness, rich malt tones and a barley flavor all its own. The character of the finished tea felt like an extremely true expression of Laoshan, and the He Family’s values despite coming from an entirely different species of plant'

  • 5
    20 seconds
    8 seconds
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions


    5 g.6-8
    use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion


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


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


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