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.
The He Family has a deep knowledge of every flower and herb growing in Laoshan. Every year, they wild-forage herbs for medicine and cooking, but this year they decided to experiment with wild osmanthus blossoms blended with their hand-processed roasted oolong. Because the osmanthus blossoms are so small and so inaccessible for picking, this is an incredibly labor intensive tea to forage and finish. They were able to set aside just a few pounds, the result of a week’s work, for us to share. The osmanthus blossoms are mixed with Laoshan roasted oolong for a subtle and delicate tribute to the craft of the region and the innovation of the He Family.
fresh picked osmanthus
nine baskets of fresh picked osmanthus
After finishing, nine baskets become just two!