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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 VEGETAL – edamame
  • SAVORY – sticky rice, cashew
  • SPICY – limestone minerality
Click to watchMr. He in his tea fields
DATE OF PICKINGSeptember 2019
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONSEA LEVEL
Longjing QuntiTea Varietal

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.

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" Mr. He is the head of his family and his tea farm. Mr. He remembers a time when his parents still grew potatoes and corn, before tea farming became widespread in Laoshan. In recent years, he’s overseen the development of Laoshan Black, flat-pressed “Dragonwell Style” Laoshan Green, and even two kinds of Laoshan Oolong.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

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

Iced/Cold

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