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2021 Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

2021 Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

Crafted By the He Family

This tea is part of the He Family's reserve collection, chosen by Mr. He as the best representation of Laoshan's potential and his family's values in crafting and picking.
  • true
    100
    salted almond, malt, semolina
    true
    70
    cucumber skin, mint
    true
    45
    ginger, cardamom
    true
    50
    mandarin orange
    true
    mineral-driven

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - salted almond, malt, semolina
    • vegetal - cucumber skin, mint
    • spice - ginger, cardamom
    • fruit - mandarin orange
    • texture - mineral-driven
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2021
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    The flat-pressing process that Mr. He uses to finish this reserve spring harvest is inspired by Dragonwell green tea. In fact, Laoshan tea was originally brought to the area from Dragonwell, so for this cultivar, flat-pressing is a return to its origins. The day-long labor-intensive process to finish this delicate tea makes for beautiful leaves to brew in glass. The flavor is lighter but the aroma and sweetness more pronounced with flat-pressing. The flat-pressing technique really allows the subtle complexity of this season’s harvest to shine through. This May harvest is picked once the protective winter greenhouses are removed and the risk of frost has passed.



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  • "In recent years, spring has fluctuated between freezing nights and warm days, forcing the He Family to leave their greenhouse covers on longer, but this year, the nights were temperate enough to remove the greenhouse covers early, letting the buds slowly form in the open ocean air. The results are spectacular, one of the first harvests in many years to line up with ideal conditions..."

  • 4
    6-8
    175
    20 seconds
    10
    4
    6
    175
    8 seconds
    4
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

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

    Iced/Cold

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

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