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Produced By the He Family

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.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – chocolate brownie, pumpkin
  • SPICY – minerality, cinnamon
  • FRUITY – cherry
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – honey
Click to watchMr. He in his tea fields
DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2019
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

Pre-orders for the new 2019 harvest of this tea are now open! 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 cold weather, and pure mountain springs come together for a microclimate that yields some of the sweetest and most chocolatey black tea in China with a unique and distinctly northern flavor. This season's weather has been fantastic in the lead up to Autumn - very light rainfall has allowed for pickings that are sweeter and richer than usual - a perfect alignment of conditions in cool coastal Laoshan.

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.5  oz.use 205° watersteep 10 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

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