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Produced By 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 SPICY – limestone, coriander
  • VERY VEGETAL – soy bean
  • SAVORY – cream, chestnut
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – melon
Click to watchMr. He in his tea fields
DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2018
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

If Mr. He had to pick one tea that best represented the terroir of Laoshan, Bilochun would be his first choice. Delicate hand-picked buds and leaves are withered in bamboo baskets, and carefully hand curled and rolled under low heat to form beautiful long twists that unfold gracefully in a glass teapot or tumbler. The fresh and delicate leaf material is the first new growth of the cool autumn season as the weather starts turning and the mornings and nights are misty again. The sweetness in the leaves is allowed to build up for an incredibly rich autumn harvest. The careful hand-finishing adds more depth and complexity, while bolstering the mineral-laden texture. It may be incredibly labor-intensive, but Mr. He continues to finish this using traditional techniques year after year to show how nuanced Laoshan tea can truly be.

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

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

Iced/Cold

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

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