Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family was one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.
This relatively new tea is fed by sweet mountain spring water and oxidized in the sun for three days before finishing to bring out signature chocolate notes. Mr. He perfected this tea as a proud reflection of the bold Shandong spirit and the perseverance of Laoshan Village. Laoshan Black is a labor of love to prove to the world how wonderful teas from Northern China can be. The He Family's tea plants have begun to recover from the bitter cold of early 2016. The body is light and smooth, without astringency.
He Qing Qing brews her favorite tea - Laoshan Black - in a dedicated yixing tea pot
Autumn colors outside the He Family's workshop
Laoshan's mountain peaks