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 harvest is picked in the cool autumn air after resting the plant through summer. The result is crisp, fresh flavor with more savory green bean and cream that Laoshan for which Laoshan is famous. The He Family's plants are recovering from the bitter cold of early 2016, and this years harvests are sweeter for it. The He family's signature green tea is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques.
Mr. He in his tea fields
Spring-fed mountain streams on Laoshan
mural outside the Daoist temple on Laoshan's pier