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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 FLORAL – osmanthus, honey
  • SAVORY – chocolate
  • FRUITY – cherry, candied orange
  • SPICY – cedar, limestone minerality
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DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2018
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

This is a brand new 2018 premiere! Last year we were lucky enough to share the He Family’s Roasted Oolong scented with local osmanthus flowers. This year Mr. He wanted to share a rich reserve-level Autumn Harvest Laoshan Black, scented during finishing with tiny hand-picked Laoshan Osmanthus flowers. The brown sugar, honey and fruity chocolate notes are melded together perfectly with the luscious almost creamy floral of the He Family’s meticulously hand-harvested Osmanthus blossoms. This tea is one of the hardest to make in the He Family collection since the local osmanthus blossoms are so small that they have to pick thousands just to make tiny batch of finished tea, but the results are worth the effort.

This tea is pre-packed in individual 5g packets for sizes under 100g.

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" 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.... "

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  oz.use 205° watersteep 5 seconds
add 5-10 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

7 g.32
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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