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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 VEGETAL – sweet pea, cucumber
  • SAVORY – cream, chestnut
  • SPICY – mineral, cooling pine
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – juniper, young strawberry
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Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

This 2018 Ming Qian Bilochun is the earliest Laoshan harvest we have ever been able to offer. These very first hand-pickings are completed under the protected greenhouse that shades the leaves and keeps them warm enough to bud in early spring so far north. Mr. He personally finished this tea by hand, careful curling and twisting the leaves under gentle heat to lock in the most sweetness possible. The He family has been kind enough to let us reserve several kilograms of this very limited early Ming Qian harvest.

" For the first time, we have been able to secure the first harvests of the year, picked well before Qing Ming Festival. This rare treat is an exciting first for us, and we are grateful to the He Family for sharing so much of their limited first pickings... "

Steeping Instructions


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


4 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 10 seconds
add 8 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


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

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