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Laoshan Osmanthus Oolong

Laoshan Osmanthus Oolong

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Sourced By the the He Family

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.
  • true
    65
    osmanthus, honey
    true
    70
    pomelo, cherry
    true
    60
    sandalwood, minerality
    true
    80
    dark chocolate

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - osmanthus, honey
    • fruit - pomelo, cherry
    • spice - sandalwood, minerality
    • savory - dark chocolate
    • DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2017
    • Laoshan Village Shandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    The He Family has a deep knowledge of every flower and herb growing in Laoshan. Every year, they wild-forage herbs for medicine and cooking, but this year they decided to experiment with wild osmanthus blossoms blended with their hand-processed roasted oolong. Because the osmanthus blossoms are so small and so inaccessible for picking, this is an incredibly labor intensive tea to forage and finish. They were able to set aside just a few pounds, the result of a week’s work, for us to share. The osmanthus blossoms are mixed with Laoshan roasted oolong for a subtle and delicate tribute to the craft of the region and the innovation of the He Family.


  • 'Our farmer-partner Mr. He in Laoshan tells the story of the night his father was visited by the exiled Taoists and given seedlings. The priests stole back their tea and gave it to leaders in the community to plant and grow. Mr. He proudly describes how his father planted the tea, watching it flourish.'

  • 4
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    205
    5 seconds
    5-10
    7
    32
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 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

    7 g.32
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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