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Produced By 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.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY VEGETAL – sweet pea, cucumber
  • SAVORY – cream, chestnut
  • SPICY – mineral, cooling pine
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – juniper, young strawberry
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Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

This 2019 Ming Qian harvest is the earliest Laoshan harvest available! These very first hand-pickings are completed under the protected greenhouse that shades the leaves and keeps them warm enough to bud in early spring so far north. Mr. He personally finished this tea by hand, careful curling and twisting the leaves under gentle heat to lock in the most sweetness possible. The He family has been kind enough to let us reserve several kilograms of this very limited early Ming Qian harvest.

" After several extremely cold winters, short springs and hot summers, Laoshan’s weather is finally lining up for a perfect harvest! The weather has been unusually mild and is currently warming up earlier than it has in years. This means that for the first time in recent memory, Laoshan is picking at the same time as regions like Dragonwell much further south... "

Steeping Instructions


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


4 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 10 seconds
add 8 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


4 g.12
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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