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 new 2019 autumn harvest is coming soon! 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 signature green tea is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques including growing rows of soybean between rows of tea to restore nitrates to the soil. The extreme northern climate means cold winters and short growing seasons, but the He Family perseveres, protecting their tea in greenhouses over the winter. The result is a deeply sweet and delicate green tea unlike any other in the world. 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.